Amotekun is a great initiative and it is here to stay- TOSYWPF

In an Interview with the Secretary, The Ondo State Young Women in Politics Forum, Miss Tolulope Maha she stated that, the significance of security to mankind cannot be over-emphasized as the socio economic structure of any state depends on the security system available in such state. Hence human beings and societies since the beginning of

In an Interview with the Secretary, The Ondo State Young Women in Politics Forum, Miss Tolulope Maha she stated that, the significance of security to mankind cannot be over-emphasized as the socio economic structure of any state depends on the security system available in such state. Hence human beings and societies since the beginning of time have developed measures to safeguard themselves and their properties against threat. The exercise of this right was prior to the idea that government efforts for the purpose will materialize in form of public police.

No federal government has the capacity to provide one hundred percent security for her people, hence the need for the states government to complement efforts of federal government in crime prevention

The upsurge of insecurity in South West Nigeria has led the South West state governments to create security measures to ensure the safety and the citizens. Amotekun is a security scheme created to curb robberies, car thefts and burglaries among other crimes as attacks on business and individuals have adversely affected business viability, economic stability and community stability in the states.

The implication of this is likely that in most cases the Police get overstretched in fully providing these services in the right quality and in time. Therefore, Amotekun will respond by providing security services, with the aim of helping the affected citizens. These services include, conducting patrols, responding to alarms activation, conducting surveillance, which are aimed at improving the security of the citizens of South West Nigeria.

The increase in the number of crime incidents reported in South West Nigeria, the serious negative effects to the Citizens is a reason enough for necessary and immediate action to be taken. Despite having one of their core function as detection and prevention of crime, the government through the National police service has not been able to fully prevent crime. Therefore, Amotekun will respond by providing security services, therefore should be a greater cooperation between the National police service and the Amotekun as far as safety and security in South West Nigeria is concerned and finally Amotekun scheme need to be proactive in crime prevention education, awareness and surveillance. They should regularly hold workshops for sensitization and sharing of information and intelligence on how to improve on crime prevention and detection procedures.

Amotekun is a great initiative and it is here to stay.

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