EKITI State Governor , Dr Kayode Fayemi , on Monday inaugurated the Ekiti State Security Network Agency , codenamed ‘Amotekun Corps ,’ describing it as a child of necessity to address the various security challenges bedeviling the state and the South – West zone .
Fayemi , who said fighting crime was a collective responsibility which required input and collaboration of every citizen , said Amotekun was not meant to replace or discredit other traditional security agencies , but to collaborate with and strengthen their operations .
The governor , who spoke in Ado Ekiti during the inauguration of the security outfit , an occasion which witnessed the passing out parade of the recruited personnel of the security outfit from their training, said COVID – 19 had delayed the launch before now .
He said , “ The precarious security situation we are contending with nationwide has created palpable fear in the minds of our people. The current challenges of proliferation of small arms and light weapons , kidnapping , assassination , cattle rustling, ritual killing , armed robbery , cultism and youth restiveness are daunting but surmountable.