Amotekun, S/West security network to deploy ‘juju’ for operations
A retired general and head of the Ekiti State unit of the Western regional security network codenamed Amotekun, Joe Komolafe said the outfit will deploy supernatural and modern security techniques to combat banditry, kidnapping and other criminalities in the state.
Komolafe, a retired Brigadier General of the Nigerian Army said this on Monday at Efon Alaaye, noted that the security outfit would employ ancient Yoruba tactics of securing territories and fishing out criminals from their hideouts.
The commandant of the state unit of the corps said the neglect of local and ancient patterns of exposing criminals was one of the factors responsible for the rising wave of crimes in the region.
Komolafe called on traditional rulers to deploy their supernatural prowess to secure lives and properties of people in their domains.
While describing Amotekun as a force of liberation, Komolafe assured that the security outfit would protect the Southwest from invaders who had constantly constituted major threat to the region.
On the composition of the regional security outfit, Komolafe said the first phase of the recruitment was to establish an intelligence-based outfit and later accommodate Amotekun ambassadors who would serve as informants of the agency.
He noted that there will be no age limit to those that would make up the ambassadorial category.
“We want people that can enter the bush and give us native intelligence about criminal hideouts.
“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.”