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Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, attended a passing-out ceremony for Amotekun corp members on November 18, 2020.
Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, attended a passing-out ceremony for Amotekun corp members on November 18, 2020.

Oyo State Governor on Wednesday said he was ready to deploy Amotekun corp members to all the state’s 351 wards.

He said this while attending the passing-out ceremony of the Amotekun Corps in Oyo Town.

Amotekun is a regional security outfit conceived by South-West states.

The outfit is expected to complement federal policing as the country continues to mull over the mechanics of a policing system under the authority of state governments.

“This afternoon, we held the passing-out ceremony of the Àmòtékún Corps in Oyo Town,” Makinde said. “It’s been a long journey to get to this point from July 2019, when the first meeting was held by all six southwest governors to set up a regional security outfit.

Men display guns at an Amotekun passing-out ceremony in Oyo State on November 18, 2020.
Men display guns at an Amotekun passing-out ceremony in Oyo State on November 18, 2020.

“The Àmòtékún Corps will collaborate with federal security agencies to secure our state. Members of the corps will be drafted to all the 351 wards in Oyo State. They will be answerable to me and so, I will be responsible for their actions.”


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