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Akeredolu vows to arm Amotekun

The Chairman of the South-West Governors Forum, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, on Monday, expressed his commitment to arming the South West Security Network Agency, also known as Amotekun, with sophisticated weapons for effective operation.

Speaking at the passing-out parade of Courses 3 and 4 of the state Amotekun Corps in Akure, Akeredolu insisted, “The Amotekun Corps must be given the tools to carry out its now pivotal, indispensable duties. For centuries, we have been admonished that a bad workman blames his tools. In the case of Amotekun Corps, the workman is expected to function without good tools. It is not only absurd but also a dereliction of duty and a cause of disaffection.”

Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN) codenamed Operation Amotekun (Leopard or Cheetah), is a security outfit based in all the six states of the South Western, Nigeria, responsible for providing security in the region.