Governor Dapo Abiodun has inaugurated the Ogun State Security Network, codenamed Operation Amotekun, with Professor Wole Soyinka being named as the Super Marshall.
Governor Seyi Makinde, on Wednesday, declared that his administration will work with traditional rulers to tackle insecurity in Oyo state.
Suspected herdsmen are on rampage in Ondo State, killing two people and setting ablaze a vehicle belonging to Ondo State Security Network Agency, Amotekun.
A truck loaded with no fewer than 80 men suspected to be Fulani herdsmen has been intercepted by officers of Oyo State Security Network Agency known as Amotekun at the Iwo Road area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
Governor Seyi Makinde on Monday confirmed that the 200 Amotekun corps deployed to Ibarapa area of Oyo State are on ground and battle-ready for the challenge ahead.
By Muhaimin OlowoporokuYoruba freedom fighter Chief Sunday Adeyemo popularly called Sunday Igboho has lamented that the Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Amotekun employs graduates...
Nobel laureate Prof Wole Soyinka has advised that the operatives of Western Nigeria Security Network, codenamed Amotekun should be trained in ethics, so they would not end on the wrong side of history.
The Commandant of the Oyo State Western Nigeria Security Network, Colonel Olayanju Olayinka, has clarified the incident between some residents in Tapa, Ibarapa North Local Government Area, and Amotekun Corps operatives.
The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB has debunked insinuations that the security outfit recently floated by the group; Eastern Security Network (ESN) is targeted at attacking and clamping down anyone that speaks against their leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
DAWN Commission, the South West agency set up to develop regional development agenda has scolded Amitolu Shittu, the Osun State commandant of Amotekun not to trivialise its mandate.
Retired Col. Olayinka Olayanju, Oyo State Commandant of Amotekun Security Outfit, says the much-expected face of Amotekun will be rolled out very soon.
Tongues have been wagging on why the South-East Governors Forum reneged on its initial plan to launch a regional security outfit in Igboland, similar to the Amotekun of the South-West. But the people should ponder no more: the sudden U-turn has everything to do with sheer selfishness.
The Deputy Majority Leader, German Federal Parliament, Mr Thorsten Frei, has expressed optimism in the establishment of ‘Amotekun’ outfit to further improve security in South-West states.
Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has kicked against suggestions that members of the Myetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) should be recruited into ''Amotekun'' the new security outfit created by southwest governors.
The Myetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Oyo State chapter, has called for the inclusion of its members in the proposed Amotekun initiative in the state.
The Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday accepted the bill in favour of the South West Security outfit, Amotekun, and has fixed a public hearing on the outfit for Monday 24th February, 2020.
It happened on two occasion in 2015 and early 2016. The first was when he sat with some youthful friends, most of whom he often relates with to gauge the pulse of the majority. The venue was Agege, his base. In that meeting, Mudashiru Obasa, the speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, muttered the need for a collective security outfit with a will and goal to support the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), especially in the South Western part of the country.
The Ekiti State House of Assembly has become the first in Southwest to pass the Operation Amotekun bill into law.
Governors of the Southwest, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adams and others on Thursday met in Lagos over Operation Amotekun, a brand of community policing.