Christmas: Amotekun begins 24 hours inter border patrol - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Christmas: Amotekun begins 24 hours inter border patrol

By Our Correspondent

In order to have a hitch free Christmas and New Year celebrations, the South West Governors have directed the Western Nigeria Security Network WNSN codenamed Amotekun to begin a 24 hour patrol of the states in the region.

The Chairman of the South West governors forum and Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu said this during the flag off of the patrol exercise at Owena, a boundary community between Ondo and Osun states.

Akeredolu who was represented by his Senior Special Assistant on security Matters, Alhaji Jimoh Dojumo said the exercise was to ensure a peaceful and hitch free festive season across the region.

He added that the governors are out to ensure that the people in the states move freely without and fear of attack by hoodlums and men of the underworld.

Akeredolu pointed out that the Amotekun Commander in Ondo state would be coordinating all other commanders across the states in the region, saying that the steps and actions that commanders would be taking, has received the blessings of all other state governors in the south west.

"The people should cooperate with Amotekun because they are there for their own interest. They should help Amotekun to help themselves during this festive season.

Earlier, the Chairman of the WNSN, who is the Ondo state Commander of Amotekun, Chief Adetunji Adeleye, said that 310 personnel would be deployed across major routes across the states for enhanced inter-border patrol during the festive season.

Adeleye said that the exercise will involve officers patrolling the roads in the states on 24hours basis.

"It will guarantee the safety of vehicles plying the roads especially during this yuletide period when we expect heavy flow of vehicles day and night. 

"This is in continuation of our operation 'clean up' which has yielded tremendous results in area of curbing criminal activities in the state.

"Its going to be a routine that will go on throughout this period until the new year. After the new year celebration, we will review the security situation, to determine if it should be continued.

"We have also set aside 210 men for the borders patrol cutting across Ekiti, Ogun through the riverine area and we are also going to cover from Ilesha to Owena-Akure in conjunction with 100 personnel from Osun".

He noted that the personnel will work round the clock with other security agencies to ensure that the yuletide period is free of crime.

Adeleye said that timely information by drivers, commuters and residents will go a long way in helping the agency to achieve its end result of securing the people. 

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