Amotekun: DSS, others screen applicants

Applicants to the Oyo State Security Network, codenamed Operation Amotekun, on Wednesday were screened by operatives  of the Department of State Service; Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps as well as officials of Nigeria Correctional Centre. READ ALSO: The reason behind the establishment of Amotekun — Tinubu The Chairman of Amotekun in the state, Col. Kunle Togun…

Amotekun is a creation of necessity to curtail activities of hoodlums caused by frustration and hunger- Tinubu

National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has called for an evaluation of the country’s revenue formula, saying Amotekun security outfit in the S/West would translate into a pet if everyone is engaged. The former Lagos state governor was speaking in Akure while inaugurating the  Ondo Revenue House built by…

Ondo 2020: Ajayi, Jegede back Akeredolu on Amotekun

By Dayo Johnson – Akure Two governorship candidates in Ondo State, Eyitayo Jegede of the Peoples Democratic Party and Hon Agboola Ajayi of Zenith Labour Party have supported the governor of the state and candidate of the All Progressive Congress, Rotimi Akeredolu, over the inauguration of the Southwest Security Network, otherwise known as Amotekun Corps….

Yoruba dare FG over Amotekun: Go to court!

By Dayo Johnson, Adeola Badru, Olayinka Ajayi, Nnamdi Ojiego, Shina Abubakar& James Ogunnaike The controversy generated by moves to put South-West security outfit, Amotekun, under the control of Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu, came to a head, yesterday, as Yoruba leaders declared that only the court can alter Amotekun structure, saying the body has…

Standoff! South West dares FG over Amotekun

After initial hiccups, it was thought that the Federal Government had acquiesced to the plan by the states in South West geo-political zone to float the Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN), a community police, code-named Amotekun. Several meetings were held, which had in attendance many representatives of the Federal Government, through the Nigeria Police and……

Amotekun should carry Firearms – Gani Adams

Gani Adams, Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, has again said the South-West regional security outfit known as “Operation Amotekun” should be allowed to carry firearms in order to end the rising insecurity in the region.  Adams, who explained that the outfit would operate in accordance with existing laws and would not be collapsed into the…

S-West govs, others tackle FG on regional security outfits

…We won’t subsume Amotekun under community policing — S’West govs …Presidency shouldn’t be misled —OPC …Govs should sue FG—YCE …You can’t subsume a solution under failure — Afenifere …FG wants to cause constitutional crisis — Ayo Adebanjo …Amotekun won’t be under federal control, says Gov Makinde …States can’t sponsor FG’s programmes —Ohanaeze Ndigbo …SANs disagree…