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Again, secondary school students clash in Osogbo
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Again, secondary school students clash in Osogbo

Some students of Osogbo Grammar School on Wednesday allegedly disrupted learning activities at another school in Osogbo and left some mates injured. It was gathered that around 1 pm on Wednesday, some students of Osogbo grammar school stormed the Government Technical College Osogbo and unleashed mayhem. Operatives of the Department of Security Services (DSS), police and men of Amotekun was sighted at the Technical school when DAILY POST visited the school. Efforts to get the reaction of the school principal failed as he denied interview with journalists. The Police Public Relations Officer in Osun state, SP Yemisi Opalola could not confirm if their is any arrest made on Wednesday as at the time of filing this report. DAILY POST learnt that the clash had been built up since M...
Amotekun Officer Shot Dead in Oyo
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Amotekun Officer Shot Dead in Oyo

A personnel of the Oyo State Security Network Agency codenamed Amotekun, Suleiman Quadri, has been killed by gunmen. According to reports, Quadri was said to have been ambushed by bandits numbering about 11 while escorting the staff of a farm to the farmland in Fiditi on Tuesday night, April 20. The gunmen opened fire on the security operative and his colleague Amoo Yisau. While Yisau sustained gunshot injuries and is being treated at the General Hospital, Owode Oyo, Quadri lost his life. The commandant of Amotekun Corps, Col. Olayinka Olayanju (rtd), confirmed the incident and said the deceased has since been buried according to Islamic rites.
Farm Destruction: Ondo To Auction Seized Cows
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Farm Destruction: Ondo To Auction Seized Cows

The Ondo State Government has said on Sunday that it would henceforth auction seized cows arrested for destroying farmlands after getting a court order, while the owners of the seized cows would also be prosecuted. The State Commander of the State Security Network, Amotekun, Chief Adetunji Adeleye, who disclosed this during the signing of an agreement for the release of over 250 cows arrested by Amotekun Corps in Akure, the state capital. According to the Commander, Amotekun has arrested over 250 cows in the state, following distress call and petitions by farmers in Ipogun, Ilara, Owena Dam axis in Ifedore Local Government Area of the state. He said men of the Amotekun Corps had responded swiftly to the distress calls whilst the cows were seized after they discovered the level...
We Rescued Two Chinese Nationals Without Payment Of Ransom – Ogun Police
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We Rescued Two Chinese Nationals Without Payment Of Ransom – Ogun Police

The Ogun state police command said it had reached two chinese nationals abducted from their farm in Oba town in the Obafemi-Owode local government area of Ogun state last week Wednesday, without payment of ransom. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosed this on Tuesday shortly after the victims were released by their captors in Abeokuta . Oyeyemi said the Chinese were rescued from their captors following serious efforts by men of the state police command . The two Chinese nationals were kidnapped 24 hours to the inauguration of the state’s wing of the South-West Joint Security Outfit known as, “Amotekun.” The Chinese nationals working with a fishery and poultry company in the state were whisked away from the farm last week Wednesday ...
Amotekun Arrests Two Kidnappers, Rescues Three Travellers In Ondo
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Amotekun Arrests Two Kidnappers, Rescues Three Travellers In Ondo

Two suspected kidnappers have been arrested by the personnel of the Ondo State Security outfit codenamed Amotekun after a failed abduction of three church travellers during the Easter festivity. The suspects were arrested along Ifira-Akoko-Idoani road in Ose council area of the state. Vanguard gathered that the three travellers rescued by Amotekun personnel include Adewale Adebisi, 52; Miss Ahan Mary, 21 and Miss Ladi Bude, 23. They were reportedly kidnapped at gunpoint while travelling with other church members from Benue State to Akure, the Ondo State capital. Reports had it that the unsuspecting driver of the bus decided to stop on the highway after they were flagged down by the abductors, who pretended to be motorists whose vehicle had a mechanical fault. The victims...
Dapo Abiodun Decorates Soyinka As Amotekun Super Marshall
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Dapo Abiodun Decorates Soyinka As Amotekun Super Marshall

Abiodun decorates Soyinka as Amotekun Super Marshall!!!! But he should not lead any physical war but only brain support. Recall that Wole Soyinka started the Road Safety under Bola Ige and he then moved it to the National level under IBB. The Governor of Ogun State, Prince @dabiodunMFR decorating Prof. Wole Soyinka as the Super Marshall of AMOTEKUN Corps in Ogun State. #BuildingOurFutureTogether #ISEYA #OgunState
Amotekun Seizes Another 300 Cows In Ondo
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Amotekun Seizes Another 300 Cows In Ondo

There was heavy vehicular traffic along the Oyemekun-Oba Adesida road up to Alagbaka on Tuesday morning as men of the Ondo Amotekun Corps conveyed 300 seized cows to their headquarters. More than 100 cows were earlier seized on Sunday along the Akure-Ilesha highway for flouting the State government directives on open grazing and use of underage herders. The 300 cows were said to have been seized along the Ilesha highway. When contacted, Commander of the Ondo Amotekun Corps, Chief Adetunji Adeleye, said he was in an operational area but promised to call back. He was yet to call as at press time.
Ogun Ready To Begin COVID-19 Vaccination, Launch Amotekun In Yewaland – Governor Abiodun
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Ogun Ready To Begin COVID-19 Vaccination, Launch Amotekun In Yewaland – Governor Abiodun

The Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun has disclosed that the state was ready to receive Covid-19 vaccines and begin the vaccination process, adding that the entire whole chain required for the vaccination has been identified. Governor Abiodun, who made this known at the Executive Chambers of the Governor’s office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, said his administration had gone a step further by ensuring that all of its refrigerators were in good condition to store the vaccines. The governor added that his administration had received guidelines from the National Primary Health Care Development Agency on those to be prioritised. He said: “We actually have more refrigerators than the number of wards that we have; so, we have those that are there right now and we have the back up as well, s...
Buhari’s Order To Shoot People With AK-47 Also Affects Amotekun – Miyetti Allah
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Buhari’s Order To Shoot People With AK-47 Also Affects Amotekun – Miyetti Allah

The Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore Association has said that the order of President Muhammadu Buhari to security agencies to shoot anyone seen with AK-47 rifles also affects “Amotekun and other ethnic militias.” The association added that it does not have any problem with the order because its herders do not carry AK-47 rifles. The Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore National Secretary, Saleh Alhassan, stated this during an interview with SaharaReporters, noting that every non-state actor carrying rifles was bound by the presidential order. Alhassan said, “First and foremost, our members don’t carry AK-47 riles. But if you have criminals that carry weapons, they are not state actors. So, if the President who is the Commander-in-Chief and whose responsibility it is to ensure law and order in ...
Herdsmen Carrying Guns On Social Media Are Photoshopped – Miyetti Allah
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Herdsmen Carrying Guns On Social Media Are Photoshopped – Miyetti Allah

The National President of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Bello Abdullahi Bodejo has declared that the pictures of herdsmen bearing guns and other weapons in the social media are usually photoshopped. In his opinion, Fulani herders are mostly uneducated and consequently have no skills to operate guns. In an interview with VINCENT KALU, the Miyetti Allah leader noted: “The people alleging this just want to create problems in Nigeria. A Fulani who is not educated; didn’t go to school, how will he know how to operate gun? The people carrying guns are the Amotekun and other vigilantes being created here and there. Herdsmen are not carrying any guns; they are just rearing their cows with their sticks.” He called on Christian pastors to join Sheikh Abubakar Ahmad Gumi, the famous Isla...
Illegal Miners and not Herdsmen Killed Ondo Farmer – Amotekun
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Illegal Miners and not Herdsmen Killed Ondo Farmer – Amotekun

The Ondo State Security Network Agency (popularly known as Operation Amotekun) has debunked report of a farmer and a vigilante operative being killed by herdsmen at Jugbere Farm Settlement in Owo on Thursday February 11. Director-General of the Amotekun Corps, Adetunji Adeleye who confirmed that four persons have been arrested in connection to the incidents, said the deceased were killed by illegal miners and not herdsmen. The Corps Commander denied that any of his men was killed in a crossfire with the hoodlums, and further added that no crossfire had occurred between the herders and the Corps’ operatives to necessitate the loss of lives as being speculated. He said; “On the issue of arrest, we arrested a number of suspects that are directly connected from the preliminary inve...
Fulani Herdsmen Kill Three Farmers In Ondo
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Fulani Herdsmen Kill Three Farmers In Ondo

Suspected Fulani herdsmen on Saturday night attacked some farmers at Ijugbere in the Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State, killing three of them. This comes two days after a clash between the operatives of the Ondo State Security Network, popularly known as Amotekun, and armed herders in the same LGA, which led to the death of two villagers. Senior Special Assistant to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu on Agriculture, Akin Olotu, confirmed the killing to SaharaReporters. “Yes, it’s true, three people were killed, the place is becoming like Zamfara. Those accusing the governor of ordering illegal occupants of the forest to vacate the place, I think they should be charged as accomplices,” Olotu told SaharaReporters. “It obvious these bandits are ready for war. That’s why the gover...
DPO Reportedly Shoots Amotekun Operative for Arresting Fulani Herdsmen in Oyo
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DPO Reportedly Shoots Amotekun Operative for Arresting Fulani Herdsmen in Oyo

Ayodeji Adepoju said to be the Divisional Police Officer at Igbon Police Station in the Surulere Local Government Area of Oyo State, has been accused of shooting and injuring an operative of the Oyo State Security Network Agency known as Amotekun on Friday February 12. The incident occurred after an aggrieved farmer filed a complaint with Amotekun operatives over the destruction of crops by cows brought to his farm in Gambari by Fulani herdsmen. However after some herdsmen reported the arrest to the DPO, he ordered the arrest of two operatives of the Amotekun Corps identified as Jenyo and Olatunji Mayowa for arresting the herdsmen, while insisting that Amotekun was not set up to arrest herdsmen but to go after armed robbers. After the Unit Commander of Amotekun in the area, Ar...
Herdsmen: Ondo Approves Procurement Of 20 Operational Vehicle For Amotekun
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Herdsmen: Ondo Approves Procurement Of 20 Operational Vehicle For Amotekun

As part of the efforts to further strengthen the security outfit for optimum performance, the Ondo State Executive Council has approved the procurement of additional 20 operational vehicles for the state Security Network, codenamed Amotekun Corps. Commissioner for information and Orientation, Mr. Donald Ojogo in a press briefing shortly after the State Executive Council meeting said the council noted with delight the efforts of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, in stemming the rising spate of crime and insecurity in the state. The government spokesperson disclosed that the state executive council, noting the immense efforts and fruitful activities of Amotekun, gladly approved the procurement of the 20 additional operational vehicles aside the approval for the recruitment of 500 per...
Amotekun Intercepts Truckload Of Armed Fulani Herdsmen In Ibadan
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Amotekun Intercepts Truckload Of Armed Fulani Herdsmen In Ibadan

Men of Oyo State Security Network Agency known as Amotekun have intercepted a truck loaded with no fewer than 80 men suspected to be Fulani herdsmen at the Iwo Road area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. The men, who were loaded in a truck were reportedly stopped by the Amotekun corps and a quick search revealed some bows, arrows and daggers in the the vehicle. Apart from that, sources told our correspondent that there were about 25 motorcycles in the truck which also had cows. Upon interrogation, the men were reported to have told the Amotekun operatives that they were going to Lagos and Ogun States. The search was said to have attracted residents who trooped to the scene, but to avoid crisis, the security agents were said to have led the truck and its occupants to the pol...
With State Police, Amotekun Won’t Be Necessary – Obasanjo
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With State Police, Amotekun Won’t Be Necessary – Obasanjo

FORMER President Olusegun Obasanjo has thrown his weight behind the call for state police, saying the country is ripe for such a change. While insisting that there were different views on restructuring, he said there was the need for devolution of powers, responsibilities and resources to allow for healthy competition among states. Obasanjo spoke on Sunday during a virtual interview hosted by a historian and columnist, Toyin Falola. The former president had rejected calls for state police, saying it was not right for the country. He was quoted to have said such would take the country back to the 1950s. However, during the interview, Obasanjo supported a statement credited to the Governor of Taraba State, Darius Ishaku, that the country would know no peace until it instit...
Hoodlums Clash With Amotekun In Ibadan; Five Killed, Houses Burnt
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Hoodlums Clash With Amotekun In Ibadan; Five Killed, Houses Burnt

Five youths who were keeping vigil in the Labiran area of Ibadan were shot dead during a clash between the operatives of the Oyo State Security network, codenamed Amotekun, and hoodlums on Friday evening. Labiran has been troubled by some hoodlums in the last few days, necessitating youths to keep vigil to avert robbery. On Thursday night, over 200 houses were razed while hoodlums killed a young man in the area. One of the youths in the area, who simply identified himself as Wale, said following the burning and looting of properties in the area, elders in the community invited youth to stay awake to avert a recurrence. "It is true; they killed four of our friends. Their families have taken them for burial this morning. Our fathers invited us to keep vigil. When we heard tha...
Amotekun Arrests Truckload Of Herdsmen Going To Ibarapa, Recovers 25 Guns
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Amotekun Arrests Truckload Of Herdsmen Going To Ibarapa, Recovers 25 Guns

Operatives of the Oyo State chapter of the Western Nigeria Security Network, more commonly known as Amotekun, have intercepted a truck loaded with gunmen suspected to be herdsmen heading to Igangan community in the recently troubled Ibarapa area of the state. The truck, with registration number TUR30ZY, is registered with Kebbi State and the Amotekun officials found 25 guns and 10 dogs in the truck alongside the suspects. SaharaReporters was told that the suspects had been handed over to the police authorities in Ido for more profiling. “The Oyo State Amotekun, Ido unit led by Gbenga Olanrewaju made the arrest. They are suspected herdsmen in possession of about 25 dane guns and 10 dogs. They have been handed over to the police for further interrogation,” an official said. T...
Amotekun Arrests Woman For Selling Day-Old Baby To Ondo Pastor For N10,000
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Amotekun Arrests Woman For Selling Day-Old Baby To Ondo Pastor For N10,000

The men of the Amotekun Corps in Ondo West Local Government area of Ondo State have arrested a 22-year-old woman, Seun Oladayo for selling her day-old baby girl for N10,000 to a pastor. Oladayo, who hails from Abejoye in Ondo kingdom said she could not cater for the baby because the father the child, one Tope, dumped her the day he was told that she was pregnant. "I asked the Pastor to take the baby away and bring N10,000 because I don't know how I am going to take care of the baby." she confessed. The pastor identified as Olawale, popularly called Eri Aditu, however reported the matter to Amotekun's office in Ondo and the young woman was arrested. He said the baby was given to him in a sack with the placenta by the mother who was desperate to sell her baby. "I was told to...
Amotekun Arrest Primary School Pupils For Emulating Naira Marley (video)
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Amotekun Arrest Primary School Pupils For Emulating Naira Marley (video)

  Some Primary school pupils of a yet to be identified primary school in one of the South-West states were caught in a bush during school hours and have been arrested by the South-West security outfit Amotekun. The pupils were found in the bush mimicking a popular singer Azeez Fashola who is professionally known as Naira Marley. A video of the pupils being arrested by Amotekun has go viral and the singer has reacted to it. The singer was so angry and furious seeing the video and as condemned the act of Amotekun personnel who arrested the pupils. The singer sees it has a child abuse and has asked people to find out the name of the school so he can go and question the school authority on why the school invited security personnel to arrest the kids. The singer also said he...
Amotekun Begins Recruitment In Ondo
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Amotekun Begins Recruitment In Ondo

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has approved recruitment into the state Security Network Agency also known as Amotekun Corps. The approval was contained in a memo on Friday signed by the secretary of the corps, Lanre Amuda, on behalf of the commander, Adetunji Adeleye. According to the memo, the categories of officers to be recruited include regular officers, intelligence corps and volunteers. The memo read, “Interested and suitable applicants must be from 20 to 70 years while they must possess at least, first school leaving certificate. “The applicants must also be medically and psychologically balanced with good character and good working knowledge of immediate locality. “Submission of forms and screening of candidates will open from Wednesday, January 27 to Mon...
‘Most Okada Riders In Oyo Spying For Bandits & Foreign Kidnappers’ – Amotekun
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‘Most Okada Riders In Oyo Spying For Bandits & Foreign Kidnappers’ – Amotekun

The Chairman, Western States Security Network, codenamed: Amotekun in Oyo State, Gen. Kunle Togun (rtd), has raised the alarm that most commercial motorcyclists in the state are spies for kidnappers and bandits that have entered the Yoruba land from the porous borders of Nigeria. He said the foreigners who were ferried inside trailers into Oyo State among other States during the COVID-19 lockdown could not speak any Nigerian language, but French whenever accosted by his men. Togun hinted that the warning from the state Governor to traditional chiefs to stop allocating lands to herdsmen with no papers showing Nigerian nationality would go a long way to stem the spate of killings and kidnapping in Yorubaland. Gen. Togun who was responding to questions from newsmen in his office ...
8 Members Of Amotekun Dismissed For Shooting Tosin Thomas In Oyo
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8 Members Of Amotekun Dismissed For Shooting Tosin Thomas In Oyo

The management of the Western Security Network codenamed Amotekun Corp has announced the dismissal and prosecution of one of its officers named Afolabi Kazeem, who is responsible for the death of a 23-year old man in Mokola, Ibadan. According to the Commandant of the Corp, Colonel Olayanju Olayinka (retd.), operatives of the corp had responded to a distress call of an ongoing robbery operation at Total Filling Station, Mokola, at about 10pm on Wednesday, 13th of January. On getting there, they found out that it was not a robbery operation but a crowd which included some hoodlums. The Colonel said, “At about 10 PM yesterday, January 13, 2021, our operatives, led by Team Leader George Idowu, got an alert of an armed robbery operation at Total Filling Station, Mokola. He and his ...
Protest In Ibadan As Amotekun Reportedly Kills Commercial Motorcyclist
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Protest In Ibadan As Amotekun Reportedly Kills Commercial Motorcyclist

A commercial motorcyclist has died after he was hit by a stray bullet allegedly released from the gun of operatives of the Amotekun Corps in Oyo state. Motorcyclist operators have taken to the streets in Ibadan, Oyo state capital, to protest the alleged killing of their colleague by the State Security Network Agency popularly known as Amotekun. The commercial motorcyclist, identified as Tosin Thomas, was hit by the stray bullet around 11pm on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. Amotekun operatives were said to be on patrol around Mokola area of Ibadan when a gunshot was heard allegedly hitting Thomas, NAN reports. According to a witness account, Thomas was rushed to the hospital for medical attention but later gave up the ghost in the early hours of Thursday. The deceased was n...
Afenifere, PANDEF Kick, As Miyetti Allah Seeks Inclusion Of Fulani In Amotekun
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Afenifere, PANDEF Kick, As Miyetti Allah Seeks Inclusion Of Fulani In Amotekun

THE Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, yesterday, called for the inclusion of its members and other ethnic groups in the Western Nigeria Security Network, codenamed Amotekun, in Oyo State, to overcome the language barrier, which sometimes causes misunderstanding. The call by MACBAN, however, elicited angry reactions from other ethnic groups like the pan-Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere, the Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, and the Middle Belt Forum. The leader of the Fulani herders in Oyo State, Ibrahim Jiji, made the call, while speaking with newsmen at the Ibadan palace of Sarkin Sasa Sardaunan Yamaa, who is also the Chairman, Council of Arewa Traditional Rulers and Chiefs, in the Southern states. Jiji, who expressed sadness over the ki...
Amotekun, Herdsmen Clash In Aiyete, Oyo. Seven People Killed
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Amotekun, Herdsmen Clash In Aiyete, Oyo. Seven People Killed

Men of the Oyo State Security Network Agency popularly known as Operation Amotekun and some Fulani have reportedly engaged in a clash at Aiyete in the Ibarapa North Local Government Area of the state. The clash was said to have started at Okebi village on Saturday morning but the cause of the clash could not be immediately ascertained as of the time of filing this report. A man, Saliu, who claimed to be a resident of the area told our correspondent that seven persons had been killed. He added that about seven houses were also razed. Saliu said, “Alhaji Usman Okebi and his two sons were killed. We don’t know what caused the fight. Some persons were shot and injured. “The number of people killed has increased to seven. Those who were shot and ran away later died in the bus...
Seven Feared Dead as Amotekun, Herdsmen Clash in Oyo
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Seven Feared Dead as Amotekun, Herdsmen Clash in Oyo

Men of the Oyo State Security Network Agency popularly known as Operation Amotekun and some Fulani have reportedly clashed at Aiyete in the Ibarapa North Local Government Area of the state. The cause of the clash is yet to be ascertained but was said to have started at Okebi village on Saturday morning. According t reports, seven people were killed and about seven houses were also razed. An eyewitness Saliu told Punch Newspaper that a man and his two sons were killed. Saliu said, “Alhaji Usman Okebi and his two sons were killed. We don’t know what caused the fight. Some persons were shot and injured. “The number of people killed has increased to seven. Those who were shot and ran away later died in the bush.” Also, another source said the clash was between the Amotekun c...
NANS Gives Makinde 3 Days To Address Amotekun Brutality On Oyo Residents
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NANS Gives Makinde 3 Days To Address Amotekun Brutality On Oyo Residents

Following the backlash that trailed the operations of the Western States Security Network, codenamed: Amotekun, the leadership of the National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS), has given a 72-hour ultimatum to the Oyo State Government to set up machinery for the reorientation of operatives of the corps. The ultimatum was on the heels of series of alleged misdeeds of some operatives of the corps since its inauguration by Governor Seyi Makinde in the state. The students’ body, in a statement jointly signed by the association’s chairman in the state, Comrade Oluwafunmbi Mayowa Opakunle; General Secretary, Comrade Ojetola Babatunde; Public Relations Officer, Comrade Adeleke Quadri and made available to Saturday Vanguard, stated that the Amotekun corps had over the time shown th...
Amotekun Kills 3 Youths In Oyo Over Carnival
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Amotekun Kills 3 Youths In Oyo Over Carnival

THREE persons were feared dead during a bloody clash between youths and Amotekun operatives at Tapa in Oyo State when the latter attempted to stop the youths in organising carnival which has been banned in the state. According to information gathered, some officers of the security outfit tried to disperse the youths which resulted in stiff resistance by the youths. The source said, “In the course of trying to stop the carnival, there was an argument between the boys and the Amotekun men which made the boys throw stones at them.” “Along the line, the Amotekun officers started shooting directly at them and now, at least three people have been confirmed dead while many people were injured.” “Bullets were being removed from some people who did not partake in the carnival at all...
Amotekun Arrests 120 Suspects In ‘Operation Clean Up’ Exercise In Ondo
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Amotekun Arrests 120 Suspects In ‘Operation Clean Up’ Exercise In Ondo

The Ondo State Security Network Agency also known as Amotekun Corps said it arrested over 120 suspects in its ‘Operation Clean Up’ exercise. It said the Operation Clean Up was launched in response to armed robbery incidences in Akure and other parts of the state. Commander of the Ondo Amotekun, Chief Adetunji Adeleye, who spoke in an interview with journalists, said the suspects have been handed over to relevant agencies for further investigations and prosecution Chief Adeleye said crimes have reduced by 80 percent in the state since the launch of Operation Clean Up. According to him, “Since we started Operation Clean-Up about a month ago, we have arrested about 120 criminals and sanity is coming back to the state. “Some of the criminals have been sent to the police, som...
Amotekun Member Detained for Allegedly Shooting Police Officer in Oyo state
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Amotekun Member Detained for Allegedly Shooting Police Officer in Oyo state

A police officer identified as Fatai Yekini was on Saturday allegedly shot at by a member of the Oyo State Security Network also known as Amotekun Corps A member of the Oyo State chapter of the Amotekun Corps, identified as Ibrahim Ogundele, was arrested in relation to the crime. The incident happened at the Sanga area of Oyo at the weekend. The suspect who works at Isale Oyo allegedly shot Mr. Fatai Yekini, a special police constabulary attached to Ojongbodu Police Station, Oyo town. Police spokesman Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi said the incident occurred when police officers at Ojongbodu Division were responding to calls to dislodge youths holding a carnival despite warning. He said the Amotekun Corps personnel has been detained at the police station. Fadeyi said,“ Yes,...
Indecent Dressing: “Amotekun Not Established To Address Trivial Issues”
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Indecent Dressing: “Amotekun Not Established To Address Trivial Issues”

AMOTEKUN has released a statement addressing the comment made by Amitolu Shittu, the Osun State commandant of Amotekun on indecent dressing and abuse of Yoruba Language. Shittu had earlier said that Amotekun will not tolerate inde­cent dressing and bas­tardising of Yoruba lan­guage by the youths. Read the statement below: #UPDATE: AMOTEKUN Operations in Southwest Nigeria Press Statement This is to formally inform the general public that the Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed “AMOTEKUN” was not set up to address trivial issues outside the law establishing it. The function and responsibility of AMOTEKUN Corps in the States of Southwest Nigeria has been properly codified and enshrined in the legal framework setting up the Security Outfit. The security outfit is ...
Amotekun Won’t Tolerate Indecent Dressing, Yoruba Language Abuse – Amitolu Shittu
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Amotekun Won’t Tolerate Indecent Dressing, Yoruba Language Abuse – Amitolu Shittu

Amitolu Shittu, the Osun State commandant of the regional security net­work, Amotekun, has disclosed that the outfit would not tolerate inde­cent dressing and bas­tardising of Yoruba lan­guage by the youth when it begins full operation in March 2021. Shittu disclosed this in a chat with Daily In­dependent at the venue where Hon. Lawrence Babatunde Ayeni, mem­ber of House of Repre­sentative empowered over 1,000 youths after their training on dif­ferent vocational works and provided them with working tools. The commander said that although Nigeria’s constitution provides for individual freedom of as­sociation it did not pro­vide that youths should appear naked or indulge in speaking incorrect Yoruba language. While speaking Ayeni said he would not be happy to see beneficia­ries ...
Suspected Killers Of Ondo Monarch, Oba Isreal Adegoke Adeusi,15 Others Arrested By Amotekun
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Suspected Killers Of Ondo Monarch, Oba Isreal Adegoke Adeusi,15 Others Arrested By Amotekun

Suspected killers of the Ondo first-class monarch, the Olufon of lfon, Oba Isreal Adegoke Adeusi, have been arrested by the personnel of the state Security Network Agency codenamed “Amotekun Corps”. Also, the security outfit has arrested 15 other suspected criminals in different flashpoints across the state under its “Operation Clean up” exercise. The late Oba Adeusi was gunned down by suspected kidnappers at Elegbeka village in Ose council area of the state last week. Addressing newsmen in Akure, the state Commander of the security outfight, Amoyekun Corps, Chief Adeleye, who did not disclose the number of suspects arrested in connection with the killing of the traditional ruler said an investigation was still ongoing on the matter. Adeleye said that their identities would...
Amotekun Arrests Six Suspected Looters In Ondo
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Amotekun Arrests Six Suspected Looters In Ondo

THE Ondo State Security Agency, Amotekun, on Monday said it arrested no fewer than six suspected hoodlums, who allegedly took part in the looting and arson that occurred during the last #EndSARS protest in the state. The #EndSARS protest was hijacked by some hoodlums who allegedly set ablaze two police stations, National Correctional Service Centre in Okitipupa, a high court building and some other buildings, which included the state Secretariats of the All Progressives Congress and that of the Peoples Democratic Party in Akure, the state capital. The corps stated that the suspects were arrested in various parts of the state. According to the corps, some of the suspects are, Femi Ibine, Oyewole Olayeye, Omotubora Iyanuoluwa and Olamiju Sunday. Speaking on the development, t...
Get Your Facts Right On Amotekun – Sanwo-Olu Tells Gani Adams
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Get Your Facts Right On Amotekun – Sanwo-Olu Tells Gani Adams

The Lagos State Government on Monday said Iba Gani Adams, the Aare Ona Kakanfo did not get his facts right when claimed that the state government has refused to sign the Amotekun bill into law. Adams during an interview at the weekend had said while the other five states in the South-West had signed the Amotekun bill into law, only Lagos state has refused to do so for inexplicable reasons. “The process of Amotekun started in July 2019 and the South-West governors agreed to establish Amotekun. Five governors in the South-West have signed the bill of Amotekun into law but Lagos State has not signed its bill into law” Adams had said. But speaking in a chat with Daily Independent, Gbenga Omotosho, the Commissioner for Information said the state government passed the bill into Law ...
We Will Not Collapse Amotekun Into Community Police ― Akeredolu tells IG
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We Will Not Collapse Amotekun Into Community Police ― Akeredolu tells IG

The chairman of South-West Governor’s Forum and Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, on Wednesday, said the South-West Security outfit, Amotekun, would not be collapsed into the planned community policing of the Federal Government. Akeredolu disclosed that Amotekun would operate on its own within the confines of the law that established the outfit, saying those who are not comfortable with the decision to approach the court. Akeredolu, who spoke during a live programme on a Channels Television’s programme monitored by our Tribune Online in Akure, said discussion is ongoing to allow the Amotekun corps to carry arms even as they currently make use of non-prohibited ammunition. Akeredolu stated that the Amotekun corps has helped in the rescue of kidnap victims in the state ...
Amotekun Corps Intercepts Suspected Bandits at Osun-Oyo
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Amotekun Corps Intercepts Suspected Bandits at Osun-Oyo

The Osun State Amotekun Security Network on Sunday intercepted an eighteen seater bus at Osun-Oyo boundary while trying to sneak into the state despite the ban on the interstate movement. The inter-state offenders were also suspected to be bandits from Lagos State going to Itagunmodi mining Site, in Atakunmosa West Local Government Area of Osun State. The Director-General of the Amotekun Corps in Osun, Comrade Amitolu Shittu briefed DAILY POST on the development on Sunday. Men of the Amotekun corps stopped the eighteen-passenger bus at Ikire while they were trying to forcefully enter the state, assorted types of charms were recovered from two of the suspected bandits.<img class="i-amphtml-intrinsic-sizer" style="max-width: 100%; dis...
Amotekun Commences Recruitment In Ondo State
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Amotekun Commences Recruitment In Ondo State

The Ondo State Security Network Agency, Operation Amotekun, has announced the commencement of its recruitment. Adetunji Olu-Adeleye, Amotekun Corps Commandant in the state, who made this known on Tuesday in Akure, said the recruitment form would attract no charges. Amotekun is a security outfit based in all the six southwest states aimed at curbing insecurity in the region. Olu-Adeleye advised interested indigenes between ages 18 and 70 years, with minimum qualification of primary school certificate, to apply for employment.
Amotekun: Muslims Reject Oduduwa Republic – MURIC
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Amotekun: Muslims Reject Oduduwa Republic – MURIC

PRESS RELEASE: AMOTEKUN: MUSLIMS REJECT ODUDUWA REPUBLIC - MURIC An Islamic human rights organization, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has insisted that there is a connection between the amotekun initiative and recent agitation for the establishment of Oduduwa Republic. The group therefore declared that Muslims in the region will never be part of the proposed Oduduwa Republic. It called on the governors in the region to be wary of the activities of irredentist elements who are exploiting the euphoria of the moment to achieve their selfish and parochial objectives. The group also warned that breaking away from the rest of Nigeria cannot be in the best interest of the Yoruba. This was revealed in a press statement issued by the Director of the human rights association, Professor Is...
Abolish Amotekun Now – Yoruba Appraisal Forum Urges Buhari
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Abolish Amotekun Now – Yoruba Appraisal Forum Urges Buhari

Yoruba Appraisal Forum, a coalition of Yoruba groups, has again called on President Muhammadu Buhari to take a decisive step to abolish Amotekun, the South West security outfit and curb imminent bloodshed in the region and Nigeria at large. The group in a letter to President Buhari insisted that the goal of the outfit was nothing but sinister, stressing urgent need to curb excesses of the outfit before it becomes too late. The Coalition stated that the alleged mishandling of the security situation in the South West since the outbreak of the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic in the country, underscored the need for the Federal Government to act with utmost urgency. Comrade Adeshina Animashaun, Convener of the coalition in the letter, alleged that ” the real intention of those who have n...
Osun Apprehends Northern Travellers Hiding in Trucks Carrying Essential Goods
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Osun Apprehends Northern Travellers Hiding in Trucks Carrying Essential Goods

The Osun State government has confirmed the interception of some Northern travellers who came into the state while hiding in trucks carrying essential goods amid a ban on inter-state travels. Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Gboyega Oyetola, Adeyanju Binuyo confirmed this in a press conference with journalists on Wednesday April 29. He said the travellers have been tracked down and will be immediately sent back to their home states. Binuyo said; “Government is aware of a huge influx of non- Osun residents into the state, especially from Zamfara. They were coming majorly through the Ondo axis, accompanying trucks that are carrying food materials purportedly to be sold around the South West generally. “The intelligence that we’ve gathered in the last few days is such that th...
Governor Oyetola Names Amitolu Shittu, Richard Tinubu Heads Of Amotekun
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Governor Oyetola Names Amitolu Shittu, Richard Tinubu Heads Of Amotekun

The Governor of Osun State, Adegboyega Oyetola, has announced a foremost human rights activist and Chairman, Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC), Comrade Amitolu Shittu, as the Director-General (DG) of the newly established Amotekun Corps. Similarly, he has named as the Director-General (DG) of Bureau of Social Services (BOSS), a trainer and management Consultant, Richard Tinubu, who spent the better part of his working career at an American company, Computing Solutions Outfit, NCR Nigeria Plc, where he rose to the position of Senior Manager, Marketing. BOSS was established by the State government to leverage premium human resources and technological innovation in driving effective monitoring and evaluation of Social Service delivery to ensure public value and fiscal discip...
Fake Amotekun Officers Arrested In Ogu
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Fake Amotekun Officers Arrested In Ogu

The ogun state government has arrested 13 persons parading themselves as officers of Amotekun Corps in the state. They were apprehended by So Safe, a security outfit established by the state government. The 13 suspects who mounted a checkpoint at Lafenwa area of Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the state, wore reflective jackets with Amotekun inscriptions and were allegedly extorting money from members of the public. So Safe’s Director of Information and Public Relations, ACC Moruf Yusuf said; “So-Safe Corps, an Ogun State owned security agency has recorded another great achievement as officers and men of the corps deployed to enforce the COVID-19 Stay-at-home directives of the Federal/ State Governments in Ado–Odo Ota Division at about 16:16hrs, noticed a strange set ...
Lagos State Assembly Passes Amotekun Into Law
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Lagos State Assembly Passes Amotekun Into Law

Lagos State House of Assembly at plenary on Tuesday passed the bill to create Amotekun Corps as a special unit of the Lagos State Neighborhood Safety Corps. It passed the bill after taking the third reading of the amendment to the Lagos State Neighborhood Safety Corps Agency Law 2019. The amendment bill had successfully gone through all the different stages of lawmaking ,which includes first and second reading, holding public hearing, laying and presentation of committees report, adoption of report by House, third reading and finally passage.
“High Tech Amotekun Has Silenced Killer Herdsmen” – Bishop Oyedepo
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“High Tech Amotekun Has Silenced Killer Herdsmen” – Bishop Oyedepo

You so over exaggerate your enemy, that your faith just dies. You can never dominate anything you don't despise. You know this boko haram thing. Boko nonsense. When I curse them, calamities happen in their camp Sir. You're miyetti allah. miyetti allah what? Walk on my farm, you are dead. Don't try it Meat wetin what? My father didn't buy land from any fulanis, we gave them where to stay in the forest. There was no time a fulani man held a land to stay in my place, so how did it become his land? But they are silent now, they are in hiding, their counterparts have risen against them, you know "amotekun - they are not bow and arrow fighters, they are high tech fighters." As soon as they heard of them, speed, you mess up!!! Then we have prophets of our order, you mess up, you are...
German Lawmaker, Thorsten Frei Backs Amotekun
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German Lawmaker, Thorsten Frei Backs Amotekun

The Deputy Majority Leader of Germany’s federal Parliament, Mr. Thorsten Frei, on Thursday lends his voice in support of the Amotekun bill, which is currently before the Lagos state House of Assembly. Daily Trust reports that the Amotekun is a security outfit, officially named Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN), which was earlier launched by governors of the South-western states in Nigeria. Mr. Frei, who is the Deputy Chairman/Deputy Majority Leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU/CSU) parliamentary Group in Germany, disclosed this when he paid a courtesy visit to the Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa on Thursday. The German parliamentarian expressed hope that the bill, when passed into law, would address some of the secur...
South-West Lawmakers Reject Miyetti Allah’s Request To Join Amotekun
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South-West Lawmakers Reject Miyetti Allah’s Request To Join Amotekun

The demand by the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) to participate in the operations of the South West regional security network, Amotekun, has been turned down by the Houses of Assembly of the respective states. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the houses of assembly of the states had concluded work on the bill after the public hearings without making any input to give MACBAN a place. At the moment, Ekiti State has passed the bill, even though a meeting of speakers of the respective houses held in Ibadan on Thursday to harmonise the positions of the respective states. The necessity of the harmonisation arose from the different public hearings held across the states to get inputs from the different stakeholders and citizens of the state. During one of...
Igbo Group Gives 90 Days To South East Governors To Launch Security Outfit
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Igbo Group Gives 90 Days To South East Governors To Launch Security Outfit

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Igbo National Council (INC), an Igbo socio-cultural group has issued a 90 days ultimatum to the governors of the southeast zone to inaugurate their own regional outfit. Reading a communiqué after a meeting well attended by members from 20 states, the National President of INC, Chilos Godsent said that the group also condemned what it described as the “naked cowardice exhibited by the governors of the South-East geopolitical zone on the failures to establish and officially inaugurate the highly-demanded South-East regional security outfit like their contemporaries in the North-West and South-West geopolitical zones. Also, Godsent disclosed that INC rejects the view of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP)’s proposal for community policin...

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