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



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

The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that the forum, with the theme‘Employing Technology Adequate Crime Protection in Oyo ’, was attended by various groups in the .“Amotekun has commenced. When you are saying security, there are certain aspect of security that you will see which is the showmanship, but the actual security you ’t see them.“But uniform, the face of Amotekun, soon we will roll it out. We ’t want to do anything that anybody will come around to abuse us.“If you ’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 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 effective and efficient security.“As now, the face of security in Oyo State is the police and we, when we finally roll out, what we are trying to do is to partner, support and collaborate with them.“We are coming as an independent body, but work in synergy with all security agencies,” he said.He assured the people of the state that the security outfil was going to be a dumping ground or job boys, saying they would ensure transparency and proper screening.The soldier also assured that they would ensure that officers of the security outfit were groomed in line with their areas of expertise or specialty.“ can assure you that once it rolls out, you will see clearly that this is a transparent thing. It is going to be job boys or a dumping ground,” he said.Olayanju, who described Amotekun as a community-oriented programme, said that matter of security was a collective 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 Gen. Kunle Togun, Chairman of the security outfit, other officers of the outfit and several groups across the state.(NAN)

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