Amotekun: Ondo monarchs urge Southwest governors to kick-start operation

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By Muftau Ogunyemi

Akurem – in Ondo , under the aegis “De 130 Krown Obas”, has called on the Southwest governors to ignore negative comments about “ ” and conclude necessary arrangements for the immediate take-off the security outfit in the six states the zone.

The monarchs, who spoke President, the Owa-Ale Ikare-Akoko, Oba Kolapo Adegbite-Adedoyin, made the calls while briefing newsmen after monthly meeting, held in Akure on Friday.

The also enjoined the Federal Government to support the Southwest governors to achieve the set goals .

According to the monarch, it is only when the security outfit is allowed to function effectively and subjects can be able to sleep with two eyes closed.

He said the security outfit must be supported to end the rampant kidnappings, banditry, senseless killings and other crimes in the zone.

“We, as executive and members of “De 130 Krowns Club of Ondo ”, are the main stakeholders in the spate of armed robbery, kidnappings, banditry, killings by slaughtering and so on, and this “epidemic” is affecting our subjects.

“We do solemnly declare our support for “ ” to counter all these ungodly and inhuman acts of self-destruction.

“The personnel of “Amotekun’ are our native and all who know and understand the terrain of their own localities. What is wrong in watching over ourselves?

“We plead with our governor to do this quickly and “Amotekun” should start operation immediately so as to relieve us, the traditional rulers, particularly in Ondo State, of act of losing our kinsmen and their on daily basis,” the monarchs said.

They urged other zones in the country to translate Amotekun into their own respective languages and set up similar security outfits to complement the existing government’s security agencies.

“Amotekun, which means leopard, can be translated into , lgbo, Urhobo, Efik and other languages. What is important is the function it plays in our security arrangement.

“We plead with our politicians, who are from other zones not to see this outfit as a political body, but as supplementary efforts to the Federal Government’s laudable efforts to protect the lives of innocent Nigerians in the Southwest,” the royal fathers said.