“Amotekun” turns into regulation in Lagos quickly — Hamzat

Dr Obafemi Hamzat, Deputy Governor, Lagos State. PHOTO: NAN

Lagos State Government on Sunday stated Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu would quickly signal into regulation a invoice to determine the Amotekun Corps just lately handed by the state House of Assembly.

The state Deputy Governor, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, gave the reassurance in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

NAN reviews that Oyo, Ekiti, Ondo are a number of the states within the South-West which have enacted legal guidelines to create the Amotekun Corps of their respective states.

Hamzat stated the essence of creating the Amotekun Corps within the state was to spice up safety, particularly alongside main highways and border communities.

“Yes, we are going to signal it (invoice). And on the Amotekun invoice, I feel everyone knows what Amotekun is all about.

“The design of Amotekun is for us to have the ability to patrol our borders with neighbouring state; Lagos has one neighbouring state, Ogun.

“So, if you are a criminal and you are trying to run from Ogun to Lagos or vice versa, Amotekun is there to chop you off; that is the essence,” he stated.

The deputy governor stated the state authorities already had the Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps (LNSC), a complementary neighborhood policing outfit, earlier than the thought of Amotekun got here up.

He stated the state despatched the invoice establishing the LNSC to all of the states within the South-West to complement the formation of their respective Amotekun corps.

Hamzat stated numerous personnel of the LNSC would go into the state’s Amotekun Corps to feed the brand new outfit with info on their areas of protection.

The deputy governor stated the Amotekun Corps, by means of intelligence sharing, would assist examine trans-border crimes within the South-West.

He recalled that it was by means of intelligence sharing that the state authorities was capable of rescue some faculty pupils that had been kidnapped from Lagos in Ondo State a number of years in the past.

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