The Olugbon of Orile Igbon, Oba Francis Olusola Alao, has said that there should be no going back on Operation Amotekun, a security initiative also known as Western Nigeria Security Network planned by the southwest governors.
The initiative which comes under the umbrella of the Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN), is the brainchild of the six governors in the southwest zone. It will include and train vigilantes, hunters, and members of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) to take part in the Western Nigeria Security Outfit.
The Olugbon, who is also the vice-chairman of the Oyo State Council of Obas and Chiefs warned that the Federal Government must not jeopardise the efforts designed by the state governors in the region to beef up, describing the initiative as laudable.
Oba Alao gave the warning when he led traditional rulers of Surulere Local Government Area of Oyo state to the palace of the Alaafin of Oyo, Imperial Majesty, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi 111, on a sympathy visit over the inferno that gutted the 400-year-old Akesan market in Oyo town.
He also assured the southwest governors of the backing of all in the region, saying the launching must come to past and be implemented in the interest of the people of the zone.
“The Amotekun is an internal task force within the southwest, and they intend to work in collaboration with our National security agencies like the Army, the Police, among others. This imagery good initiative.”
The initiative has been launched in Ibadan, Oyo state capital on Thursday.