The governors of the southwestern states of Nigeria have directed the region’s safety net commanders, codenamed Amotekun, to convene a joint security meeting of all commanders with a view to commencing joint operations in the region. immediately Ondo State Governor and Chairman of the Southwest Governors Forum, Rotimi Akeredolu, conveyed the governor’s decision in a statement Sunday.
The Southwest governors’ move comes less than 24 hours after an attack by suspected herders on the people of Igangan in Oyo state, where many people were reportedly killed.
Akeredolu described the incident as too much, horrendous, and very provocative.
“While we will encourage security agencies to get to the root of this latest provocative act, we have directed the commanders of the Southwest Security Network, Amotekun, to convene a joint security meeting of all Southwest commanders with you look to start joint operations in the region immediately, “Akeredolu said in the statement.
“We must reiterate the fact that certain elements are determined to provoke friction between the peoples of this country with the sole objective of achieving a pernicious end. They will stop at nothing until their goal is achieved. Therefore, it is up to all lovers of peace and freedom to rise up against this current regression to savagery.
“For our part, we are determined to defend our people, their property, and all legitimate means of sustenance against both internal and external aggressions. In this, there will be no compromise. ”
He also asked the citizens of the region to report any suspicious movements in their communities to the security agencies.