Governors of Southwest states have ordered the region’s security outfit to henceforth operate jointly.
This is following Saturday night attack on Igangan Community in Ibarapa area of Oyo State.
In the attack by suspected herdsmen, 11 persons, according to the police, were killed. The palace of the Agangan, the community’s monarch, vehicles and a filling station were burnt down.
Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, who conveyed the decision of the governors, said Amotekun commanders in Oyo, Ondo, Ogun, Osun and Ekiti states had been asked to meet to fine-tune the new operational arrangement.
Akeredolu, chairman of the Southwest Governors Forum, described the killings in Iganagan as horrendous, callous and highly provocative.
He said well-meaning Nigerians must condemn it because it is an assault on decency and communal harmony.
Amotekun was launched in Ibadan on January 9, 2020 as Southwest Security Network in response to continuous breakdown of law and order.
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