Rotimi Akeredolu, the Ondo State governor, on Friday, declared that the South-west regional security outfit known as Amotekun, is here to stay.
Akeredolu said this during a speech to commemorate the #ArmedForcesRemembranceDay in Akure, the state capital.
The governor urged all security agencies to collaborate, for effective community policing.
He noted that the existing police structure is not sufficient to protect the country, adding that the regional outfit knows the terrains better.
Despite the recent report of extrajudicial killings by operatives of the corps, Akeredolu said the outfit will continue to do their job.
“Amotekun Corps has come to stay. There is also a need for proper policing of every nook and cranny of the country. The regular Nigeria police force cannot do it alone. Other security agencies must step in to secure the country. There must be a collaborative effort. We must all work together. Policing must be technologically aided. We must have state police in this country.
“I encourage our armed forces to collaborate with State-based security outfits like the Amotekun Corps. Let us work together. The Amotekun Corps are making sacrifices and they are ready to work with the armed forces. It is very crucial. The Amotekun Corps has local knowledge and are familiar with terrains in the state,” he said.