Ekiti State Corps Commandant of Amotekun, Brigadier-General Joe Komolafe (Rtd.) disclosed that they are going to be deploying ancient, local and modern safety strategies to chase away kidnapping, robbery and other heinous crimes from the state.
Speaking at Efon Alaaye during a sensitisation tour to Ekiti West, Efon Alaaye and Ijero Local government areas of the State, Komolafe averred that the neglect of traditional culture and patterns of exposing criminals is one of many reasons for the rising spate of crimes in the South-West area.
He charged traditional rulers to deploy their supernatural prowess to safe the lives and properties of their people.
The commandant said that the security outfit would shield the Southwest from invaders who had continually constituted menace to the area, added that they’ll make use of historic Yoruba tactics of securing territories and fishing out criminals from their hide outs.
On the composition of the security outfit. Komolafe mentioned the first phase of the recruitment was to establish an intelligence-based outfit and later accommodate Amotekun ambassadors who would function informants of the agency.
He additional disclosed that there will likely be no age-limit to those who would make up the ambassadorial category.
Komolafe said; “We want people that can enter the bush and give us native intelligence about criminal hide outs.
“People before us rose and fought invaders, we also want to rise and fight invaders. These invaders came with all forms of impunity, they kill, maim, rape and destroy people’s farm produce.”
Meanwhile, Ekiti State Government begun recruitment of personnel into its security network known as Amotekun Corps.
Governor Kayode Fayemi in March signed into law a bill backing the establishment of the network geared toward ending kidnapping, killing and different crimes.