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Regional News of Thursday, 23 December 2021


Work with Amotekun to secure state - Akeredolu tells new CP

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu

The Ondo State Governor Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, has charged the new state Commissioner of Police, Mr Oyeyemi Oyediran, to work with the state Security Network Agency also known as Amotekun to protect the people of the state.

Oyediran, who resumed on Monday, visited the governor at the Governor’s Office, Alagbaka, Akure, the state capital.

Akeredolu urged the new police boss to be a team player and work harmoniously with other security agencies to tackle security challenges in the state.

He reiterated that the Amotekun corps was not created to be a threat to other security agencies.

The governor said, “We are prepared to work with the police and we urge the police to work with other security agencies; work with Amotekun.

“Amotekun is not a threat to any security agency. Amotekun is meant to complement the police,”

Akeredolu, who pledged to give necessary support to the new police boss to succeed in the state, pleaded with the CP to work with all security agencies to ensure peace in the state.

He said, “Nobody is happy to live in IDP camp. That’s not a home. And nobody can be happy that I have a farm, it is the means of my livelihood, and I cannot go to the farm.

“Nobody would be happy that I am a man of little means and I cannot afford to pay for flight and my children are somewhere and I can’t travel with peace of mind because someone is waiting to kidnap.

“We have challenges and I am begging you to assist us. Where you need us, let us know. We are prepared to work with the police.”

Speaking earlier, the new CP promised to work with all security and paramilitary agencies in the state for improved security of lives and properties.

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