Governor Makinde meets IGP over Amotekun, sacked LG chiefs
The Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde on Wednesday met with the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, in Abuja behind closed doors over the South-West security outfit, code-named, “Amotekun”, and the crisis rocking the state over the sack of the Local Governments in the State.
Speaking with newsmen after the closed doors meeting, the governor stated the interaction was cordial and very impressive on all the issues deliberated upon.
Governor Makinde disclosed that his discussions with the IGP were centred on the issues surrounding the Western Nigeria Security Network, “Operation Amotekun and that he agreed to hold a meeting with the South-West governors to review the situation on ground.
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He disclosed that the governors were working to get everyone to align with the essence of Operation Amotekun to avoid conflicts of any kind.
According to the governor, “everybody is aware of the issue with Amotekun, so we deliberated, we had an agreement in principle to have the governors of the South West to meet with him to review the situation on ground
“We are trying to build a new country where the rule of law is supreme, so everybody should be law-abiding, ensure that they don’t do anything that would create lawlessness “.
When the governor was asked about the status of Amotekun, he said, “It is work in progress, we are trying to operationalise it and in doing that, all the relevant stakeholders would have to align”.
On the sacked Local Government Chiefs, he said that the matter was being handled appropriately and that there was no cause for alarm.