Amotekun, the South West part of Nigeria’s Security Network has revealed that they will be making use of ancient, local, and modern security techniques to ward off criminals and other criminal vices from the state.
This was disclosed by Ekiti State Corps Commandant of Amotekun, Brigadier-General Joe Komolafe (Rtd.).
He made the statement while speaking at Efon Alaaye during a sensitization tour to Ekiti West, Efon Alaaye, and Ijero Local government areas of the State.
Komolafe said that the neglect of traditional culture and patterns of exposing criminals is one of the reasons for the rising spate of crimes in the South-West region. He charged traditional rulers to deploy their supernatural prowess to secure people’s lives and properties in the state.
The commandant reinstated the commitment of the security outfit to protect the Southwest from invaders who had constantly constituted threat to the region. He added that they will employ ancient Yoruba tactics of securing territories and fishing out criminals from their hideouts.
Speaking on the composition of the security outfit, Komolafe said the first phase of the recruitment was to establish an intelligence-based outfit and later accommodate Amotekun ambassadors who would serve as informants of the agency. He also disclosed that there will be no age restriction to those that would make up the ambassadorial category.
“We want people that can enter the bush and give us native intelligence about criminal hideouts.
“People before us rose and fought invaders, we also want to rise and fight invaders. These invaders came with all forms of impunity, they kill, maim, rape, and destroy people’s farm produce.”