…hails corps for their fight against kidnappings, banditry

By: Gloria Ogbu

The Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Zone B has called on the state government to equip officers of the Ekiti State Security Network code named Amotekun with modern facilities and necessary logistics that can enhance their operations.

The Vice President of the union, Comrade Ronke Afebioye Samo made the charge together with other leaders of the Zone on a courtesy visit to the leadership of the corps.

She also lauded the corps for their consistent fight various against kidnappers and bandits in the state.

Comrade Samo also moved for the enactment of laws that would permit officers of the corps to carry weapon and prosecute criminals.

In his remark, the commander, Amotekun, Rtd Brigadier General Joe Komolafe thanked the NUJ leaders for their support in the promotion of the course of the corps.

He said:”We came in at a time the southwest region was battling with insecurity, but with much efforts and commitment we have been able to bring the situation under control.

“Since I assumed office, we have been able to arrest 79 kidnappers and handed them over to police for prosecution.

“Other arrest made are Robbery incident 29, armed robbery 9, 72 burglars, 8 cultists, 2 ritualists, 17 drug dealers, 4 rape cases, 6 cases of child traffickibg and we have successfully settled 63 cases of farmers-herders clash.”

Komolafe who highlighted said the the challenges of the corps to be additional operational vehicles, offices and personnel, called on members of the public to give necessary information to the corps to ensure arrest of criminals.