Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has appealed to the National Assembly to support the timely formation of community policing to end incessant crisis in the country.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu made the appeal at the passing out ceremony for the pioneer officers of Security Network Agency, Amotekun Corps in Ondo State.
Governor Akeredolu who maintained that community policing had better understanding of their terrains and languages, said Amotekun Corps was formed to compliment the efforts of the conventional security outfits in the state.
Governor Akeredolu solicited the support of all and sundry especially the traditional rulers to achieve a crime-free society.
Also speaking, the Amotekun Corps Commander, Chief Ade Adeleye who retired as retired NSCDC Deputy Commandant General said the establishment of the corps was informed by daily increase of kidnapping, robbery and killing in the state.
Chief Adeleye who described objectives of the agency as security collaboration to assist the conventional security outfits within the South-West states maintained that the pioneer cadets had undergone prerequisite trainings for the task ahead to nip crime in the bud.
The Deji of Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi and the Olugbo of Ugbo, Oba Fredrick Akinrutan who recognized government’s struggle to get the Amotekun in place expressed confidence that the prevailing insecurities in the state would be a thing of the past.
Equipment presented to the corps at the passing out ceremony which was well attended by security heads, religious leaders and traditional rulers as well as hunters, included vehicles, motorcycles, security equipment and dogs.