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Embrace Amotekun security outfit, Adams urges Kwara governor, AbdulRazaq

By Seye Olumide, Ibadan
29 November 2021   |   2:57 am
The Aare Onakankanfo of Yoruba Land, Iba Gani Adams has urged Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq to establish the state security outfit to help combat the growing influx of bandits

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The Aare Onakankanfo of Yoruba Land, Iba Gani Adams has urged Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq to establish the state security outfit to help combat the growing influx of bandits and kidnappers into the state.

He said to address the situation, AbdulRazaq should adopt the South-West security outfit codenamed: Amotekun to check incursion and security threat in the state.

Adams made the call at the weekend during Oya Festival in Kwara State, stressing that the governor needed to rise up to the challenge, as bandits and kidnappers have relocated to Kwara and Kogi states, being the states of North Central closest to the South West.

He disclosed that the security report before him showed that insecurity in the two states was becoming disheartening and alarming, saying: “Governor AbdulRazaq needs to provide adequate security for the people of the state, residents and visitors

“The report that some of the bad elements, including bandits and kidnappers, have relocated to Kwara and Kogi states is alarming, so the Kwara State Governor needs to improve on the security situation in the state by using the Amotekun structure to combat rising insecurity in the state.”

Giving insight into how the Amotekun security outfit has greatly reduced activities of bandits and kidnappers in Southwest since it was introduced, Adams said it had become imperative for AbdulRazaq to key into the Amotekun structure if “he is determined to secure the life and property of Kwara people.

Adams stated that since the Amotekun security structure took off in the South-West states the frequency of attacks and insecurity had reduced considerably.

He also urged the Kwara State government to invest in tourism as an alternative means of revenue, adding: “There are over 84 tourist sites in Kwara State.

“These are places of interest for tourists and the people of the state. In Kwara, there is the popular Esie Museum, Asa Dam, Owu Waterfalls, Sobi Hill, Jebba and Okuta Ilorin, among others.

“It is the responsibility of the state government to explore the tourism potentials of the state in the most amazing way.”

Guest lecturer at the event, Olaniyan Olusoji, said Yoruba tradition and culture have the potential of addressing crime and effectively checking insecurity in the region.