Oyo State Governor, Oluseyi Abiodun Makinde on Wednesday announced he was ready to deploy Amotekun corp members to all the state’s 351 wards.
He said this while attending the passing-out ceremony of the Amotekun Corps in Oyo Town.
Amotekun is a regional security outfit conceived by South-West states.
“This afternoon, we held the passing-out ceremony of the Àmòtékún Corps in Oyo Town,” Makinde said. “It’s been a long journey to get to this point from July 2019, when the first meeting was held by all six southwest governors to set up a regional security outfit.
“The Àmòtékún Corps will collaborate with federal security agencies to secure our state. Members of the corps will be drafted to all the 351 wards in Oyo State. They will be answerable to me and so, I will be responsible for their actions.” he added.
The outfit is expected to complement federal policing as the country continues to mull over the mechanics of a policing system under the authority of state governments.