The South-West Governors have declared that the Amotekun Corps will not be attached to very important personalities, politicians and religious centres.
Chairman of the South-West Governors’ Forum, who is also the Governor of Ondo State, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu stated this on behalf of other South West Governors.
Akeredolu reiterated that the security outfit popularly known as Operation Amotekun was exclusively created to tackle criminal activities in the South-West.
The House of Assembly in each of the six states began moves to pass the bill establishing the Corps following a meeting between the Governors, Vice-President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo; the AGF and the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, conceptualising Amotekun within the community policing model.
Akeredolu who spoke through his Special Adviser on Security Matters, Alhaji Jimoh Dojumo, said on Saturday, February 15, 2020 that the outfit would key into the model aimed at tackling criminal activities.
He said, the Amotekun corps will not be attached to anybody or groups, no matter how highly placed as the Corps are to tackle criminal activities such as armed robbery and kidnapping.
Dojumo however stated that the corps would work with the conventional security agencies – the police, the Department of State Services, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, among others.