Governor Seyi Makinde on Tuesday inaugurated the Oyo State Security Network Agency codenamed Amotekun , warning them against harassment, extortion and other vices .
Speaking at the passing- out parade of the corps in Oyo town , the governor , who said the Amotekun corps would work with the Nigeria Police Force , added that the security outfit established to fight kidnappers , cultists and those destroying the means of livelihoods of others .
The governor expressed the hope that someday , there would be support at the federal level for the review of the constitution needed for the establishment of state police .
He said the first batch of 1 ,500 Amotekun corps would be deployed in all the wards in the state so that residents at every nook and cranny of the state would feel their impact .
Makinde said , “ The Western Nigeria Security Network, codenamed Amotekun , is an independent outfit . Members will answer to the state governors , but they will be working with the federal security agencies .”
Present at the event were Secretary to the State Government , Mrs Olubamiwo Adeosun; Chief of Staff , Chief Bisi Ilaka ; former Oyo Central District senator , Mrs Monsurat Sunmonu , and Deputy Speaker , Oyo State House of Assembly , Abiodun Fadeyi.