Amotekun Corp Raises Alarm over Influx of Okada Riders in Oyo State
The Chairman, Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed ‘Amotekun’ in Oyo State, Col. Kunle Togun has declared 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.
Col. Togun informed that 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.
He noted 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.
The Amotekun boss who was responding to questions on state security in the state said the greedy nature of some traditional and community leaders in many Yoruba towns led to high rate of insecurity which has created a serious bottleneck for security agencies, including Amotekun Corp.
Togun noted that Nigerians are the most security unconscious people in the world as he added that even the neighbouring Benin Republic has a database and is more secure because according to him, security is supposed to be everybody’s business.
He said those that expected Amotekun to fail in Oyo State should be ashamed as the outfit would continue to be the pride of all Yoruba people at home and in the diaspora, urging the people of the State to continue to put their trust and support in the outfit