Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has lamented the death of seven officers of the Oyo State Security Network Agency, better known as Amotekun who were killed in the space of eight months.
Naija News recalls that Makinde in November 2020, inaugurated 1,500 Amotekun corps In Oyo.
The local security has establishment till now, lost seven of its personnel in the state.
Speaking on Thursday in Ibadan, during a stakeholders’ consultative meeting on the 2022 budget, held at the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan, Governor Makinde said that the deceased met their untimely death in the course of ensuring that every nook and cranny of the state was secured.
He announced the donation of N2.5 million to each of the families of the deceased, promised to give scholarships to the children of the victims and assist in their respective areas of need, assuring that the deceased would not die in vain.
Makinde used the podium also to assure the people of the state that his government would continue to deploy resources in ensuring that the state was secured. He, however, urged residents to be vigilant and call his government’s attention to any suspected security threat in any part of the state by dialling 615, assuring of a prompt response. (NAN)
Source: Naija News