Amotekun:The Yoruba State Joint Security Outfit Will Be Launched On Thursday 9th of January 2020.

The Yoruba States’ Joint Police Force to protect the region from kidnapping and other forms of crime will be launched on Thursday, 9th January, 2020.

‘Amotekun’, the joint security outfit was conceived in July at the height of serious security challenge in the region. But its commencement was delayed due to hitches in the recruitment of personnel and the need to review operation guidelines.

Tagged: ‘Operation Amotekun’, the outfit is a product of the security summit organised by the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) Commission on behalf of the six governors in June. The summit was organised in response to the wave of kidnappings, armed robberies and other forms of criminality which peaked in the region at the time.

The governors reasoned that a joint regional security outfit was necessary to confront crimes and prevent its continuation. But the security challenge has subsided as a result of individual efforts by the states.

Operation Amotekun will be a two-layer operation – at the central level and at the local level.

The outfit will be managed by a regional committee that will comprise representatives of each state. The committee’s office is expected to be sited in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
The police component will be headed by an assistant commissioner of police.

Àmòtékun operation strategic objectives includes but not limited to

1. Strengthening the integrity of security institutions
2. Improving border security
3. Reduction of violent crime and the identification and subsequent dismantling of organized criminal networks
4. Improved response and level of pro-activity to natural and man-made disasters

Indeed a new DAWN in south western region and its marvelous in our sight

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