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OPERATION AMOTEKUN: Salary, Operations And 6 Other Things You Need To Know


The Western Nigeria Security Outfit codenamed Operation Amotekun (leopard) is to be launched today.

OYOINSIGHT.COM recalls that all the South-West governors agreed to set up the security outfit at a  summit organised by the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria last year.

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The summit, which was attended by the governors, traditional rulers and other stakeholders in the South-West, was convened following serial killings and kidnapping in the zone by Fulani herdsmen.

Below are some of the things you need to know about the security outfit.

• Each state donated 20 vehicles each, making 120 Amotekun vehicles. The vehicles would be dispatched to the respective states.

• The headquarters will be at Ibadan, Oyo State.

• The Operational base will be in Gbongan, Osun State.

• The size of the troops would be determined by what each of the six states had capacity for and based on the level of security threat.

• Every state government will fund the troops in its state. It is the capacity of a state that will determine the size of troops it needs.

• The idea behind Operation Amotekun is in a bid to localizing policing

• Salary of personnel will not be below the minimum wage.

• Their operation will be seamless. If something is happening near the Oyo border, the Ogun Amotekun can cross into Oyo and vice versa.

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