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updated 1:57 AM UTC, Jun 29, 2022

South-West Governors’ To Formulate Legal Framework For ‘Operation Amotekun’

Unic Press UK: Following a meeting Thursday chaired by Nigeria vice president Yemi Osibanjo, the governors’ of the states’ of the South-West geographical region have agreed to formulate a legal framework that would give the region’s newly formed security organisation known as Operation Amotekun rights to operate under the law.

Speaking to state house correspondents after a meeting attended by the governors’, the Attorney General of the Federation, Ababukar Malami and the Inspector General of Police, Abubakar Mohammed Adamu, the Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu said:

“…we have rubbed minds and all of us have agreed on the way forward and the most important one is that we are going to have the legal framework to back this Amotekun and the legal framework is going to be one in which all of us will look at and will be sure that it goes without any hindrance… our resolution is that Amotekun is there. You know the federal government is starting community policing and in essence, Amotekun is about community policing so we are going to work together to see the community policing and Amotekun work in a way.”

Operation Amotekun, a security organization of the six states of the South West geographical region, was unveiled to the public on 9 January 2020. This newly formed security outfit is expected to complement the work of the Nigerian law enforcement agencies in tackling crime in the South-West region.

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