The Oyo State House of Assembly has urged Governor Seyi Makinde to approve the take-off of Amotekun Corps in view of the rising insecurity in the state.
The state lawmakers on Tuesday said the call became imperative to checkmate criminals marauding as herdsmen in some parts of the state.
The House, while reacting to the killings of three persons in the Akinyele Local Government Area of the state and destruction of some farmlands in Ogbomoso community by some yet-to-be-identified bandits, said the development was worrisome.
The Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Adebo Ogundoyin, stated, “The sooner Amotekun Corps is constituted, the better for the state in terms of security.”
The House expressed satisfaction on the recent nomination of Gen. Kunle Togun (retd.) and Col. Olayanju Olayinka (retd.), as chairman and commandant of the corps respectively, but wondered why there were delays in the formation of the Amotekun Board that would handle the recruitment of personnel.
Isiaka Kazeem, who represents Oyo East/Oyo West had, through a motion, drawn the attention of the Assembly members to the nvasion of villages in the Akinyele LGA by herdsmen resulting in killing of some persons.
He noted that the police and other security agencies in the state were overstretched, thereby leaving the residents of the state in danger.
The Majority Leader of the House, Sanjo Adedoyin, lamented that the state government was foot-dragging on the takeoff of Amotekun Corps in the state.