Akeredolu seeks synergy between NSCDC, Amotekun 

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State on Thursday called for a synergy between the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and the Ondo State Security Network Agency, code-named Operation Amotekun to tackle crimes and criminals in the state.
Akeredolu who stated this while receiving the Zonal Commander (Zone J) of the NSCDC, Mr. Fasiu Ayinla, during on a courtesy visit to his office, said the synergy became necessary in the area of arrest and prosecution of criminals in the south-west states.
The governor who said the cooperation between the personnel of the security outfit and the officials of the Defence Corps would help to stem down the crime rate in the region.
He expressed concern over the spate of crimes across the region and called for concerted efforts by security agencies to curb the menace.
He stressed that the NSCDC should form a synergy with the Amotekun corps so as to handover suspects arrested during their operations to the NSCDC who has the power to prosecute.
He disclosed to the NSDC commander that the Amotekun corps is backed by law, saying that cooperation between the two security outfits would further help in the area of arrest, particularly with their sophisticated weapons.
Akeredolu expressed his administration’s readiness to continue to seek the support and cooperation of other security agencies with Amotekun so as to rid the state of criminal elements.
Earlier, the Zonal Commander, Mr. Ayinla commended Akeredolu for his sterling performances in the fight against Covid-19 pandemic and the management of #EndSARS protests.
He disclosed that since his deployment as the Zonal Commander, the Corps has performed tremendously in the area of its core mandate which include Anti-Human Trafficking and Gender Unit, Intelligence gathering, Agro Rangers, Collaboration with other Security agencies and tackling vandals of critical national assets in the state.



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