As campaigns for 2023 general elections commence on 28th September 2022, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba has ordered the Commissioners of Police to arrest operatives of quasi-security agencies such as Amotekun, Hisbah, Ebubeagu, Benue State Community Volunteer Guards (BSCVG, Civilian Joint Taskforce and others established by state and local governments who involve in election campaigns. Continue Reading»»
To ensure that its personnel are people of credible character, a bill providing a legal backing for the southwest security outfit code-named Amotekun provides that besides applying for enlisting in the corps, such persons would receive confirmation from the Divisional Police Officer in his Local Government Area of residence that he/she is of proven character and integrity and has no criminal records. Continue Reading»»
The Federal Government and South-West governors have reached an agreement on Operation Amotekun.
Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu has said governors in the South-West region are fully prepared to pursue Operation Amotekun to a logical conclusion. Continue Reading»»
Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi on Tuesday has revealed that the governors of South West states would respond appropriately to the decision of the federal government to pronounce the newly launched Southern Nigeria Security Network codenamed operation ‘Amotekun’ as illegal Continue Reading»»
The Nigerian government has declared a regional security outfit, Amotekun, formed by states in the South-west geopolitical zone as illegal.
A former Nigerian military ruler, Ibrahim Babangida, has criticised the recent setting up of the South-west regional security initiative, Amotekun, saying it is not sustainable.
Regional security in southern Nigeria is appearing more like an idea whose time has come, as the government of Ebonyi state has disclosed that major stakeholders in the Southeast region were at the finishing stage of launching a fresh security scheme not too different from the Amotekun recently inaugurated by the Southwest colleagues.
Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka has described the launch of Southwest Security Network, code named “Operation Amotekun” as “a desirable New Year gift.” Continue Reading»»
Herdsmen under the umbrella of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore have expressed scepticism over the inauguration of Operation Amotekun. Continue Reading»»