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Amotekun: South-West govs to write IG for gun licence

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In the bid to address killings and other vices in their axes, the South-west governors will be writing the Inspector General of Police to obtain gun licence for Amotekun corps, its security operatives.

There were indications on Sunday that the South-West state executive councils would on Wednesday discuss the bills on Amotekun corps.

It was gathered that a security network agency would be established in each state to oversee the Amotekun corps.

Read also: Amotekun was set up to annihilate herdsmen from South West – Miyetti Allah

The South-West governors, had at a summit organised by the Development Agenda for Western Agenda on January 9 agreed to set up Operation Amotekun to address killings and kidnapping in the zone.

According to the Ondo State Attorney General, Kola Olawoye, after the passage of the bill, each state would apply to the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, for a gun licence for the Amotekun corps.

The Federal Government initially said the security outfit was illegal, but during a meeting in Abuja attended by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; the South-West governors and the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, SAN, both the FG and the governors agreed that the South-West states should give a legal backing to the security outfit.

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