Oyo Assembly quries slow implementation of Amotekun crops in Oyo State


Akinlabi Afolabi, Ibadan

The Oyo state house of assembly has faulted the slow pace of implementation of the widely publicized South West Security Network codenamed Amotekun Corp in the state as other states already kick off.

This was made known in line with the recent relaunch of attacks on residents of different parts of the state particularly the onslaught by yet unknown bandits who attacked some parts of Akinyele local government area of the state.

The house made this known during its Tuesday’s plenary, describing the attacks as avoidable and provocative.

Hon Isiaka Arole tabled the issue before the house as amatter of public urgent importance, He lamented the rate at which herdsmen have continued to migrate into the state without restrictions or checks despite the available laws.

He added that the executive arm should rise to the occasion by expediting actions on full implementation of the Amotekun Corp law.

Majority leader of the house, Hon Sanjo Adedoyin, added that despite the efforts put into and publicity that greeted the Amotekun law, it was unfortunate that the situation of bandits attacks seem to be on the rise and urged the state government to ensure full implementation of the Amotekun Corp law.

The Minority leader, Rt Hon Ashimiyu Alarape, in his remarks gave kudos to security operatives over the swift response to the recent attack by the unknown bandits.

He commended Gov Seyi Makinde for his efforts and measures taking to improve security in the state, he however, described as unfortunate lives that were lost during the attack at Akinyele stressing that the bandits have registered their presence at Akinyele and Ogbomoso through the recent unabated attacks adding that if nothing was urgently done, nobody knows where the next attack will be.

The Speaker, Rt Hon Adebo Ogundoyin, in his remark, said that the state government was making frantic efforts towards full implementation of the Amotekun Corp law adding that further discussions with the executive arm will follow the plenary deliberation in order to determine level of implementation.

The House however commiserate with families of victims of the attack urging members of the public to always endeavor to report all suspected movement in their areas to necessary authorities immediately it is noticed.


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