Rasaq Ibrahim, Ado-Ekiti
The Commandant of Ekiti State Safety Community codenamed Amotekun, Brigadier-Common Joe Komolafe (Rtd.), has stated the corps will deploy supernatural and trendy safety strategies to fight banditry, kidnapping and different criminalities within the state.
Komolafe disclosed this on Monday at Efon Alaaye throughout a sensitisation tour of Ekiti West, Efon Alaaye and Ijero Native Authorities Areas of the State.
The Corps Commandant defined the safety outfit would make use of historical Yoruba ways of securing territories and fishing out criminals from their disguise outs.
He famous the neglect of native and historical patterns of exposing criminals was one of many elements accountable for the rising wave of crimes within the area.
He charged conventional rulers to deploy their supernatural prowess to safe lives and properties of individuals of their domains.
Describing Amotekun as a power of liberation, Komolafe assured the safety outfit would shield the Southwest from invaders who had continuously constituted risk to the area.
Talking on the composition of the safety outfit, Komolafe stated the primary part of the recruitment was to ascertain an intelligence- primarily based outfit and later accommodate Amotekun ambassadors who would function informants of the company.
In line with him, there will probably be no age restrict to those who would make up the ambassadorial class.
Figuring out Amotekun as indigenous outfit, Komolafe stated: “We would like folks that may enter the bush and provides us native intelligence about prison disguise outs.
“Individuals earlier than us rose and fought invaders, we additionally wish to rise and battle invaders. These invaders got here with all types of impunity, they kill, maim, rape and destroy folks’s farm produce.”