Ogun State Government has said the security of lives and property will now become a unified effort with the full operation of the South-West security outfit, code-named Amotekun in the state.
A statement on Tuesday said the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Alhaji Shuaib Salisu, disclosed this while featuring on a live Television programe in Abeokuta, adding the commencement of the outfit in the state would fortify the existing security architecture.
Although he did not mention a specific date for the commencement, Salisu was quoted as saying that the days of criminals were numbered with the appointment of retired Commissioner of Police, David Akinremi, as the commandant of the security outfit.
The CoS said the government had procured 100 patrol vehicles, 200 motorcycles and communication gadgets to enhance its operations, adding that Amotekun would have formations in all the 20 local government areas of the state
“He said part of strategies of the state government to curb criminality is to devise means, noting that over 20,000 youths have been employed through Ogun Jobs Portal,” the statement read partly.