How outfit will operate in Southwest states


 Robert Egbe

 

DETAILS of the operational guideline of the Southwest security outfit, Operation Amotekun, has emerged.

According to the draft bill for the security outfit which is before state legislatures, obtained by The Nation, a governing board with sweeping powers will oversee the security outfit in each of the states.

But the day-to-day activity will be run by the Amotekun corps commander, to be appointed by the governor.

It is a uniform bill that will be passed by each of the six states of Lagos, Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Ondo and Ekiti legislatures.

The Operation Amotekun in each of the states will work as separate entities unlike the planned regional structure.

However, they will collaborate with one another, sharing intelligence and meeting quarterly or as decided, to secure the region.

A section of the bill states that the commander “will hold meeting with the counterpart in other states in the region on a quarterly basis or as may be collectively determined by the corps…



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