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Amotekun: Osun, Ekiti, Ondo Begin Recruitment     

Funsho Akinwale

Osun, Ondo and Ekiti States have all begun recruiting for the southwest security outfit, Amotekun Corps.

The new development is as a result of the successful passage and signing of the security outfit’s bill into law.

The six states of the region that formed the security outfit had the passed bill at their various Houses of Assembly and was assented to by the governors since early March.

The exercise is in stages to guarantee thoroughness and the requirement for Amotekun is different in each state.

While Osun State makes the process open to all interested candidates, who are expected to apply from the local government level, in Ondo State, special preference is given to hunters, farmers and local vigilante groups.

“If you want to join, go and apply at your local government. Every applicant must be well known at the local government.

“We believe that those people know the terrain so well that there is no need to ignore them and bring people that will start to learn the ropes. Our terrains in Ondo are peculiar, so we prefer people who are already very familiar with them and our people in local communities.

“All we need do is to employ them, train and empower them to do the work officially.

“That is why we are giving them preference,” a source said.

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