“Operation Amotekun”, is a joint security outfit which was conceived by the six governors of Lagos, Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Ekiti, and Ondo states to address security threats such as kidnapping, robbery, and other social vices bedeviling the region.
As the security scheme kick started on Thursday, these are things you need to know about the new western security scheme.
1. Each state donated 20 vehicles each, making 120 Amotekun vehicles. The vehicles would be dispatched to the respective states.
2. The headquarters will be at Ibadan, Oyo State.
3. The size of the troops would be determined by what each of the six states had capacity for and based on the level of security threat.
4. Every state government will fund the troops in its state. It is the capacity of a state that will determine the size of troops it needs.
5. The idea behind Operation Amotekun is in a bid to localizing policing. Salary of personnel will not be below the minimum wage.
6. Their operation will be seamless. If something is happening near the Oyo border, the Ogun Amotekun can cross into Oyo and vice versa.