The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has signed the Ekiti State Security Network Agency Bill called Amotekun Corps into law.
At the event attended by traditional rulers, members of Vigilance Group of Nigeria, hunters, and Oodua People’s Congress, Fayemi warned criminals to steer clear of Ekiti, boasting that, “Amotekun Corps will get you wherever you hide”.
Fayemi who spoke at the signing of the passed bill into law in Ado Ekiti, on Monday, said the assent will give legal backing to the operation of Amotekun in Ekiti.
The governor said the resilience of Ekiti kete and Yoruba race brought the security outfit to full operation, describing the scenario leading to the consummation of Amotekun corps as novel since the advent of democracy in 1999.
“Since the advent of democracy in 1999, this is the first time when Yoruba people will speak with one voice without political or religious considerations”, he said.
Speaking about the event leading to the formation of the corps, Fayemi said: “As a responsible and responsive government,it is our belief that security is significant, and we won’t toy with security of lives and property.
“The current challenges of proliferation of small arms, ritual killings, banditry, youth restiveness, cattle rustling, insurgency and terrorism are daunting.
“In tackling some of these menaces, which surfaced in the southwest region, the governors in the zone officially launched Western Nigeria Security Network in Ibadan on Jan 20, 2020 at and the bill that will form the legal framework was passed by the State House of Assembly.
However, he further said that the security of his State and south west region is one of his major concerns as a state Governor.