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Amotekun: Governor Makinde appoints Chairman, Commandant

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has appointed General Ajibola Kunle Togun, as the Chairman and retired Colonel Olayanju Bisiriyu Olayinka as the Commandant of the State Security Network, codenamed Amotekun.

The Governor, in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Print Media, Moses Alao, indicated that the retired military officers will oversee the initiative, which was put in place to check insecurity in the state.

Governor Makinde had in March 2020, signed the Amotekun Bill into Law with the government having procured vehicles and other equipment for use by the Security outfit, which he said was set up to complement the efforts of other security agencies in the State.

The new Chairman of the outfit, General Togun, retired from the military having served as the Director of Military Intelligence and former Deputy Director-General of the State Security Service.

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has appointed General Ajibola Kunle Togun, as the Chairman and retired Colonel Olayanju Bisiriyu Olayinka as the Commandant of the State Security Network, codenamed Amotekun.

The Governor, in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Print Media, Moses Alao, indicated that the retired military officers will oversee the initiative, which was put in place to check insecurity in the state.

Governor Makinde had in March 2020, signed the Amotekun Bill into Law with the government having procured vehicles and other equipment for use by the Security outfit, which he said was set up to complement the efforts of other security agencies in the State.

The new Chairman of the outfit, General Togun, retired from the military having served as the Director of Military Intelligence and former Deputy Director-General of the State Security Service.

Source: Voice of Nigeria