Awaiting Operation Amotekun Southwest’s regional security outfit

Sun Dec 22nd, 2019 - Ekiti

With end of the year 2019 fast approaching, there are growing concerns among residents of the South West regarding what is delaying the formation of the regional security outfit, which was agreed upon by the six governors of the geopolitical zone, in June this year.

The outgoing year dawned on the region with unprecedented cases of killings, kidnappings, raping and other life-threatening incidents that made city centres, roads and even forests unsafe for residents and travelers.

And in reaction to the public outcry on the rising insecurity, governors Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti), Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos), Prince Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (Ondo) and Gboyega Oyetola (Osun) in June, attended a Stakeholders’ Security Summit for Southwestern States, organised by the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) Commission in Ibadan, where they took far-reaching decisions, including the formation of a joint security network for the region.

Speaking at the event, Fayemi who is also the Chairman of Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF), urged the people to hold their governors accountable for insecurity in the region, just as he assured of a lasting solution to the crisis.




source: Guardian