Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has directed the eighteen Local Government Chairmen in the state to set up local vigilante group for security surveillance at the grassroots.
He gave the directive at a meeting with the local government chairmen in his office in Akure.
Governor Akeredolu said the effort was to tackle insecurity and rid the state of criminal elements especially at the grassroots.
He encouraged the council chairmen to engage local hunters who would work effectively with the State Security Network codenamed “Amotekun” to dislodge the dreaded elements from the states’ forest.
The governor assured that, at least, two vehicles would be provided for the Amotekun Corps in each Local Government Area as operational vehicles to aid their fight against criminality.
Arakunrin Akeredolu noted that the Amotekun Corps is vital to the effective security of lives and property of the people in the state, urging the local government chairmen to work with the Amotekun Corps.
Earlier, the State Chairman of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria, ALGON, who is also the Chairman of Akoko South-West Local Government, Mr. Augustine Oloruntogbe had congratulated the governor for conducting local government election in the state in fulfillment of his electioneering campaign.