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Photos: Abiodun inaugurates Ogun Amotekun, Soyinka named Super Marshall

Governor Dapo Abiodun has inaugurated the Ogun State Security Network, codenamed Operation Amotekun, with Professor Wole Soyinka being named as the Super Marshall.

Insecurity: Makinde to work with traditional rulers, Amotekun

Governor Seyi Makinde, on Wednesday, declared that his administration will work with traditional rulers to tackle insecurity in Oyo state.

Amotekun arrest 2 suspected gay men in Ondo

Ondo State Security Network, Amotekun Corps have arrested two men caught having sex.

Herdsmen on rampage in Ondo, kill two, set Amotekun’s vehicle ablaze

Suspected herdsmen are on rampage in Ondo State, killing two people and setting ablaze a vehicle belonging to Ondo State Security Network Agency, Amotekun.

Amotekun intercepts truckload of Fulani herdsmen heading to Lagos, Ogun

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.

Makinde hits Ibarapa, says 200 Amotekun corps battle-ready

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.

Sunday Igboho laments Amotekun employs educated officers

By Muhaimin OlowoporokuYoruba freedom fighter Chief Sunday Adeyemo popularly called Sunday Igboho has lamented that the Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Amotekun employs graduates...

‘Amotekun’ set to commence operations in Ogun

The Ogun State government said it is being thorough in setting up its security outfit, code-named ’AMOTEKUN’, to ensure a seamless relationship between the outfit and other conventional security agencies.

Makinde: Some people want Amotekun to fail

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State said some elements want the newly-introduced Oyo State Security Network Agency also known as Amotekun Corps to fail.

Amotekun: OPC sends warning to Miyetti Allah

Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) has warned the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) to desist from “plot” to infiltrate the Southwest Security Network (Amotekun).

Amotekun: We must do everything to avoid another SARS – Soyinka

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.

Amotekun officers killed 2 youths in Ibarapa, Col. Olayinka confirms

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.

Amotekun operative shoots Oyo policeman

An operative of the Oyo State Security Network Agency, better known as Amotekun, has shot a police officer, Fatai Yekini, Sanga area of Oyo town.

Amotekun denies killing U.I student

Retired Col. Olayinka Olayanju, the Commandant of the Southwest Security Network in Oyo State, Amotekun, has debunked a report that its operatives killed a student of the University of Ibadan last Sunday.

Our security outfit targeted at criminals – IPOB

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.

Amotekun not for trivial issues: South West agency DAWN warns Osun command

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.

We’ll roll out face of Oyo Amotekun soon – Commandant

Retired Col. Olayinka Olayanju, Oyo State Commandant of Amotekun Security Outfit, says the much-expected face of Amotekun will be rolled out very soon.

Fayemi gives assent to Amotekun bill

Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Governor of Ekiti State on Monday signed the bill for the establishment of the State Security Network Agency and Amotekun Corps into law.

The Igbo Amotekun Must Not Be Convoy

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.

Lagos Assembly passes Amotekun bill into law

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Tuesday unanimously passed the bill on Amotekun, a security outfit of the the South West.

Ogun Assembly passes Amotekun bill

 The Ogun House State of Assembly on Tuesday passed a bill for a law to establish the Ogun State Security Network Agency and Amotekun Corps.

Amotekun endorsed by German lawmaker Thorsten Frei

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.

Miyetti Allah into Amotekun like hyenas and lions – FFK

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.

Incredible: Miyetti Allah wants to join Operation Amotekun

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.

Lagos Speaker: Amotekun has come to stay

Speaker of the Lagos House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, on Monday, declared that Amotekun, as a security outfit, in the state and the South West has come to stay.

Lagos Assembly accepts Amotekun bill, set for public hearing Monday

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.

Yoruba man who predicted Amotekun 4 years before its establishment 

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.

Amotekun a beautiful idea – BMO

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) says community policing will assist in complementing Federal Government security efforts to sniff out criminal elements in the country.

Ekiti Assembly passes Operation Amotekun bill into law

The Ekiti State House of Assembly has become the first in Southwest to pass the Operation Amotekun bill into law.

Southwest governors, IGP meet in Lagos over Amotekun

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.

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