Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has thrown his weight behind the establishment of Amotekun, the south-west security outfit which has ignited controversy in the polity in the last few weeks.
The PDP presidential aspirant, over the weekend, indicated interest in the security apparatus weeks after the federal government kicked against the operation.
“The current policing administration in our dear country had been stretched to its limits and it is obvious that the reality of our domestic security upheaval will demand of us to recalibrate our police systems.
“The time is ripe to seriously confront the reality of insecurity in the country by addressing the urgency of introducing state police, zonal police and community policing to complement the efforts of the current federal police.
“Because our security challenges are diverse in forms and impacts, it is thus incumbent that centrally controlled police architecture cannot exclusively deal with those challenges.
“Consequently, there is need for the creation of additional policing structures in the country to address the rapidly growing challenges of insecurity and crime,” Atiku said.