Ekiti Council of Elders has raised concern over the non approval of fireside arms for the Ekiti State Safety Community company often known as Amotekun amid worsening insecurity within the state and the South-West.
In an announcement by the President, Prof. Joseph Oluwosanm, Common Secretary, Mr. Niyi Ajibulu, and PRO, Dr. Bayo Orire, the elders decried the wave of violence crimes which have continued within the state, following which they met the Commander of Ekiti Amtekun, Brigadier Gen. Joe Komolafe (rtd) to seek out resolution. The council famous that regardless of the craving of the South-West folks for a joint regional safety outfit, “the legal-brick partitions thrown by the Federal Authorities stalled the noble initiative ….
“Of extra concern is the non-approval of the firearms for the group regardless of the proliferation of arms throughout the nation and the ubiquity of bandits that Amotekun should take care of”, the assertion stated.
The council urged the Southwest governors to proceed to dialogue with the Federal Authorities to correctly equip the safety community. “We want the governors to dialogue with the Federal authorities in order to correctly equip Amotekun, significantly within the space of firearms”, the assertion stated.
“The South-West states governments ought to understand that Amotekun can solely achieve its duties if it stays neighborhood owned and neighborhood pushed, it’s by means of these that the outfit will be indispensable to different safety businesses by means of intelligence sharing in addition to detecting and forestalling crimes”