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Amotekun To Recruit 3 000 In Oyo, To Deploy Them To 5 Zones


The Oyo state security outfit, Amotekun has received an approval to recruit 3,000 personnel ahead of its the formal take off.

The chairman of the outfit, General Kunle Togun who disclosed disclosed this explained that interested applicants are expected to apply online.

Togun, who was a former Director of Military Intelligence and Deputy Director-General of the state security service, explained that Oyo State has been divided into five zones to ensure effective mobilisation and training of men for the security job.

The retired intelligence chief explained that among those to be recruited are hunters,vigilante groups and agbekoya members who are residents in various communities and whose age ranges between 18 and 60.

The Amotekun Chairman gave an assurance that when fully operational, the people of the state would soon go to sleep with their two eyes closed.

He decried a situation in recent past when farmers could no longer go to their farms as a result of the invasion by Fulani herdsmen.

Togun said that in line with the mandate given to the Amotekun Corps by the Oyo state governor,Engineer Seyi Makinde, everything possible would be done to ensure that Oyo state is not only peaceful but investors friendly.

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