Amotekun arrests teenager for ‘attempting to break shop’

July 29, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

State Commander, Osun Amotekun Corps, Bashir Adewinmbi, Saturday, said the corps arrested a 17-year-old boy in Osogbo for allegedly attempting to burgle a shop and hijack a motorcycle. Adewinmbi, in a statement, said the suspect, who is from Eko-Ende Ikirun, was arrested at about 5:54am, Friday, at the Capital Area of Osogbo, by an Amotekun patrol team. He explained that Read More

CNG to Tinubu: Disband armed groups, others in South East

July 15, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has called on the federal government to intensify ongoing action to disband all militias and armed groups in the Sorth East and other parts of Nigeria. CNG spokesperson Abdul-Azeez Suleiman in press release issued on Saturday, urged government to resort to the use of force if needs be, to ensure that no group has Read More

Amotekun and tortuous journey two years after

Barnabas Olabisi in this report examines the South-west security outfit established to secure the region in 2020. The Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN) codenamed Operation Amotekun which in Yoruba language means Leopard or Cheetah is a security outfit based in all six of the states of the South-west responsible for curbing insecurity in the region created with the aim of Read More

Ondo communities live in fear as terrorists kill 6, Police arrest food supplier, informant in Niger

No fewer than six farmers, traders and passengers were gruesomely murdered in the last two weeks at Arimogija and Molege axis of Ose local government area of Ondo state by suspected armed herdsmen (terrorists). Narrating the ordeal, a community leader, Mr. Owolafe Folorunsho, said the February 2 attack was triggered by effort by farmers to repel the continued wanton destruction Read More

Breaking: Amotekun commander resigns

January 20, 2023 Admin III 0

The pioneer Director General and Field Commander of Osun Amotekun Corps, Amitolu Shittu, has resigned from his position. In a Facebook post on Friday, he said he had since handed over his resignation to the office of the state secretary to the government. “Still relevant taken from the immortal word of the late sage Obafemi Awolowo when he resigned from Read More

Presidency to Akeredolu: No state has approval for automatic weapons

September 28, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Presidency Tuesday said the federal government has not granted any state of the federation approval for authorisation for automatic weapons. This was contained in a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu. The comment by the Presidency is coming barely 24 hours after the Ondo state Governor Rotimi Akeredolu said Read More

Obi visits Akeredolu, backs proposed arms for Amotekun

September 27, 2022 Admin III 0

The Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has backed the Ondo state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, to purchase sophisticated weapons for the State Security Network, codenamed Amotekun Corps. The former governor of Anambra made his support known during a condolence visit to Akeredolu. Obi described the governor as a leader who speaks the truth at all times no matter the consequences. Read More

Pictures: Amotekun parade suspects linked to Owo church massacre

June 23, 2022 Admin III 0

The Ondo state command of the Southwest security network, code-named Amotekun, says it has arrested some suspects linked to the attack on St Francis Catholic Church, Owo. Gunmen had on June 5, 2022 attacked the church in Owo and murdered over 40 worshippers. Owo is the home town of the sitting governor of Ondo state, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu.

Insecurity: Stop tagging terrorism as banditry, Akeredolu warns

October 25, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ondo state governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has warned that the various criminal activities of kidnapping, bombing and assault on the people in some parts of the country which are being referred to as banditry must be appropriately addressed as terrorism. Governor Akeredolu said that infiltration of the country’s borders and burning down of railway are activities that must be Read More

Don condemns call for return to regional government

October 15, 2021 Emmanuel Ologun 0

Participants at a roundtable discussion on Nigeria’s democracy and governance issues have suggested that citizens should play more participatory role in politics and hold their lawmakers accountable by compelling them to amend the constitution so that the nation’s democracy can work, or revert to regionalism. A leading discussant at the one day workshop organised by the Faculty of Social Sciences, Read More

Ogun SWAN hosts Security Cup football tourney

October 15, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro, 0

The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Ogun state Chapter, has begun preparation for the maiden edition of the Security Cup in the state. The Security Cup is a football competition proposed to be held among the security agencies in the state. Speaking about the tournament, during a visit to the Amotekun office, the Chairman, SWAN Ogun state, Hakeem Akintunde, Read More

How Amotekun bursted ritualist gang in Ibadan

September 23, 2021 Admin III 0

The security outfit Amotekun established by the combined governments of the South-west states to complement the conventional police is doing well especially with its recent exploit leading to the arrest of a ritual syndicate. BAYO AGBOOLA reports. The Western Nigeria Security Network otherwise known as Amotekun is certainly the newest government security outfit in town. There is no doubt the Read More

Open grazing law: We’re not after anybody – Akeredolu

September 16, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

The Ondo state governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has reiterated his administration’s resolve to protect the lives and property of citizenry in the state. Speaking in Akure, Ondo state capital, while receiving the pastorate of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry led by the state Overseer, Pastor Jacob Asubiojo, Akeredolu noted that the efforts made on Amotekun Security Corps and the outlawing Read More

Aseyin to politicians: Fight insecurity, resource control together

September 15, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The Aseyin of Iseyin, Oba Abdganiyu Salawudeen Adekunle, has asked Nigerian political class to forge a common front in the fight against insecurity and quest to control natural resources within their domains. Speaking while receiving visitors to his stated that the time has come for the South west state governors to give more power to the Western Nigeria Security Network Read More

Cultists clash in Osun: Amotekun, JTF raid hideouts, arrests 11

September 13, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

There was panic in Owo-Ope area, Osogbo, Osun state, as suspected cultists clashed and killed one person. The victim whose name was not confirmed as at the time of filing this report, was allege to be a member of a rival group of the cultists. It was gathered that residents scampered for safety when the suspected cultists stormed the area, shooting Read More

Breaking: Travellers attacked in Ondo, many kidnapped

September 9, 2021 Admin III 0

Gunmen, Wednesday night, attacked travellers and abducted up to 18 travellers in Ondo state. The victims were reportedly abducted along the Ifira-Akoko/Idoani road in the state. The Commander of Ondo State Security Outfit, codenamed Amotekun, Adetunji Adeleye, has confirmed the incident. However, Police are yet to speak on the latest development. Details loading…

Oyetola inaugurates 360 newly-recruited Amotekun officers

September 7, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, Tuesday inaugurated 360 newly-recruited officers into the State Security Network Agency ”Amotekun Corps’. This is just as he disclosed recruitment of 750 vigilantes across all local governments in the state to provide intelligence on the activities and suspicious movements of criminals in the state. The Amotekun Corps was inaugurated at the Wole Soyinka Grammar School, Ejigbo, Read More

Congress: Oyetola’s group boycotts direct primary option in Osun – Party scribe

August 1, 2021 Admin III 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress in Osun state and the party’s State Caretaker Secretary Alhaji Razak Salinsile, has said despite the enthusiasm showed by the party members to elect ward executives at Saturday’s ward congress, a group loyal to Governor Gboyega Oyetola boycotted the exercise. Although, the Caretaker party chairman in the State, Prince Gboyega Famodun, had Read More

7 Amotekun corps killed in 10 months says Makinde

August 1, 2021 Bayo Agboola, 0

Governor Seyi Makinde has said no fewer than seven Amotekun corps have lost their lives while on duty in the last 10 months of its establishment. The governor stated this in Ibadan on Thursday while speaking at a stakeholders’ meeting on the 2022 budget, held at the University of Ibadan. Gov Makinde said his administration has approved N2.5 million for Read More

Oyo: Amotekun nabs 2 suspected bandits with AK47, pump action

June 18, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Operatives of the Oyo State Security Network Agency Amotekun corps have arrested two suspected bandits with AK47 riffle, pump action and a dane gun. According to Amotekun media unit, the suspected hoodlums identified as Mumini Saliu, 45, and Ibrahim Suleiman, 25, were apprehended at Alapa village, Lanlate on Tuesday by Amotekun Operatives of Ibarapa East local government command. It was Read More

Implications of Reps authentication of regional security outfits

June 15, 2021 Admin III 0

Last Wednesday, Nigeria’s House of Representatives had a second reading to a bill seeking a legal backing for regional security outfits, some already in existence, and more being glaringly expected to spring up in no distant time. JOSHUA EGBODO writes on likely implications of the legislative instrument Why we’re here Many Nigerians have blamed the wave of current agitations for Read More