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Amotekun: Only home-grown approach can tackle insecurity – Akeredolu

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has said that crime is a local issue that should be addressed with a large dose of home-grown content.

Akeredolu added that the Southwest security outfit codenamed Amotekun was a baby of necessity conceived as a home-grown approach to solving the plethora of security challenges that have put the people on the edge.

The governor stated this on Tuesday at the passing out ceremony for the newly recruited 503 Amotekun Corps officers held at the Gani Fawehinmi Freedom Arcade, Igbatoro Road, Akure, as part of events that mark the first 100 days of the governor’s second term.

Akeredolu, who commissioned 20 new patrol vehicles to boost the operations of the state security network, said the security outfit has also given the people of the state hope in the management of security, despite that it came into being just a little over a year ago.

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He also unveiled the roadmap to internal and border security in Ondo State, assuring that the state shall become the safest and most secured in the country if the strategies contained in the roadmap are religiously implemented.

The governor, therefore, commended the leadership of the security agency for the brilliant work put into the roadmap, promising that he would always provide the right leadership for the agency to flourish.

Earlier, Adetunji Adeleye, the Amotekun Corps commander, pledged that the corps would not relent in its responsibility towards tackling insecurity across the 18 local government areas of Ondo State.

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