South-West Governors pool 100 vehicles for regional patrol to combat insecurity


Governors of five South-West states have concluded plans to donate 20 patrol vehicles each to their proposed regional security outfit, Amotekun.

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, who disclosed this, said the joint patrol team was to ensure the security of the entire South-West region.

Abiodun, according to a statement on Monday, spoke during a stakeholders’ dinner/fundraiser organised by the Ogun State Security Trust Fund Board on Sunday.

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Ogun State was said to have, during the fundraiser, raised about N1bn to fight insecurity.

Gov. Abiodun said, “In conjunction with the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria Commission, the five South-West states have agreed to set up a joint patrol team that will be called Amotekun.

“Each of the state is required to donate at least 20 patrol vehicles, communication equipment and personnel to the task force.
The personnel will be recruited from the police, army, vigilance groups and hunters.”

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