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Arms purchase for Amotekun will be backed by law – Akeredolu

Sep 26, 2022

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has said that arms purchase for operatives of the State Security Network codenamed Amotekun Corps will be done in line with the law. 


In his speech at the Passing-Out Parade of new recruits into the Amotekun Corps in Akure, Governor Akeredolu said the current internal security framework in the country was ineffectual and there’s need to purchase sophisticated weapons to fight back those he termed ‘marauders committing crimes against humanity.’


The Nation reported that the Ondo state Governor said the incontestable authorities of the State must be imposed in the country following threats from armed and audacious non-state actors.


Akeredolu said; 


“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.

“Those passing out today have undergone rigorous training at great expense to the state. The training will not end here it will be continuous. However, no amount of training will mask the debilitation of fighting with one arm tied against implacable foes.

“Amotekun must therefore be armed and will be armed and be backed by law. Otherwise, the training will be inadequate and we will be placing the lives of these great patriots in danger.”