Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, says the South-West security outfit codenamed Amotekun Corps will soon be inaugurated in the Yewa area of the state.
Abiodun explain that his administration decided to launch the security outfit first in Yewaland because of the peculiar problems in the area including herdsmen attacks.
The governor said this on Thursday at the Executive Chambers of the Governor’s Office at Oke-Mosan in Abeokuta, the state capital.
He said, “Our Amotekun will soon be launched and because of the peculiar problem that we find ourselves in Yewa, we are launching the Yewa Amotekun first, we want it to be clear that we are tackling this problem frontally.
“The recruitment for Amotekun in Yewaland is almost done. I know that the recruitment process took into consideration people who are from the immediate corridor, who know the terrain very well, that is the principle of Amotekun.
“We are not going to include someone to work in Amotekun in Oja-Odan, who is from Ado-Odo-Ota; all those that will work in the corridor are those who know the area very well.”
Many residents of Yewaland had been displaced in the last weeks as rampaging herdsmen attacked farmers and residents. Many residents of Yewaland had taken refuge in neighbouring Benin Republic.