Governors of the South West, Inspector General of Police(IGP) Mohammed Adamu and stakeholders in the security industry today met in Lagos and endorsed the creation and operation of the controversial new security outfit in the region, “Operation Amotekun.”
Their position was made known after a closed-door meeting, tagged: “South West Governors, IGP and other stakeholders’ summit on Community Policing,” held at Lagos House, office of the State Governor, Alausa, Ikeja.
The summit had in attendance: Ondo State and Chairman, South-West Governors’ Forum, Arakunrin Rotimi Akerodolu Akerodolu, briefing State House Correspondents before going into the closed-door session, stated that governors of the South West would ensure that they give what it takes for the security of lives and properties in the region through community policing.
He said “It is time to face the truth which is community policing because of the peculiarity of every state. This is what is done in advanced countries and it is time to embrace it because of numerous security challenges which has overstretched the conventional police.
“This is something of great importance to all of us, something we cannot pretend about, we must be honest with ourselves, all of us agree that we are facing security challenges, the National Assembly, the President, nobody is happy with the way things are going, we must have a rethink about central police, there is too much on the IG’s table.”