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Operation Amotekun Sets To Be Launched In Ibadan Today

By Babs-Oluribigbe Adeoye

The launch of Operation Amotekun, the Yorubas States Police Force, formed to protect the region from kidnapping and other forms of crime is set to take off, today in Ibadan, Oyo State capital.

The event which will be held at the Oyo State Governor’s Office, State Secretariat in Agodi, Ibadan is expected to be attended by the governors of the six states of the Southwest region.

Before today, there has been apprehension in some quarters that the federal government is not very disposed to the operation.

The invitation by the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu to the Governors of the region further fuel the suspicion.

However, the outcome of the visit of the Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi to the IGP indicated that grey areas of the operation has been ironed out with the Police chief, hence making the coast cleared for the launch of Amotekun.

Our correspondent gathered that representatives of every state in the south west are already in Ibadan, some since Wednesday.

Meanwhile, report reaching Westernlifenews indicated that contrary to public expiations, Agbekoyas, Odua Peoples Congress, Soludero, Vigilante groups may not be part of the operation as earlier planned.

According to a source, the Police felt the Yoruba militias groups would not obey orders, adding that officials are to be solely recruited by State Governors for their respective states.

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