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



Retired Col. Olayinka Olayanju, Commandant of Amotekun Security Outfit, says expected face of Amotekun be rolled out very soon.Olayanju told newsmen on Wednesday in after Amotekun Stakeholders Forum held at Western Hall of Government Secretariat.

News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that forum, with theme‘Employing Technology For Adequate Crime Protection in ’, was attended by various groups in the state.“Amotekun has commenced. When you are saying security, there are certain aspect of security that you see which is the showmanship, but the actual security you don’t see .“But for the uniform, the face of Amotekun, very soon we roll it out. We don’t want to do anything that anybody come around to abuse us.“If you don’t do due diligence in your approach, you are likely to nail yourself, to be blackmailed and we don’t want that,” he said.Olayanju said that Amotekun security outfit, when rolled out, would partner with the existing security agencies in the state and Operation Burst, the state security outfit.According to him, “Amotekun is to partner all the security agencies and help to ensure that there is and efficient security.“As for now, the face of security in Oyo State is the police and we, when we finally roll out, what trying to do is to partner, support and collaborate with .“ not coming as an , but work in synergy with all security agencies,” he said.He assured the people of the state that the security outfil was not going to be a dumping ground or job for the boys, saying they would ensure and proper screening.The retired soldier also assured that they would ensure that officers of the security outfit were groomed in line with their of expertise or specialty.“I can assure you that once it rolls out, you see clearly that this is a transparent thing. It is not going to be job for the boys or a dumping ground,” he said.Olayanju, who described Amotekun as a community-oriented programme, said that matter of security was a collective responsibility of all and sundry.He said that it was the reason why they brought various groups like Agbekoya, traders union, market women, Oodua Peoples Congress together to the forum to obtain the views of the people and feel their pulse.NAN reports that the forum was attended by retired Gen. Kunle Togun, Chairman of the security outfit, other officers of the outfit and several Yoruba groups across the state.(NAN)

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