The commander of the Ondo State Security Network Agency, otherwise known as Amotekun Corps, Adetunji Adeleye, has disclosed that the state has all it takes for the full take-off of the proposed state police.

According to Adeleye, the state government had concluded the necessary arrangements for the security formation.

The Amotekun Commander stressed that the state is awaiting the approval of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, and National Assembly, which has been working on the template for state police.

Adeleye who stated this while fielding questions from journalists at the headquarters of the corps in Alagbaka, Akure, the state capital, noted that state police is the appropriate solution to the current security challenges in the country.

He maintained that state police would address all grassroots security problems because residents of a community will be conversant with everyone within the area.

“We have at several occasions advanced the argument that the State Police is the immediate solution to the perennial security challenges.

“This is because, in the first instance, local police know the terrain and where to attack. The problem of the south-west is different from that of the south-south.

“Somebody that comes from, say, the North Central and is in the modern security agency on transfer to Ondo State, for instance, does not know the problem in Ilekun like Amotekun attended to it today.

“He would start asking people about the terrain, but before you know it, the criminals are gone. One of the major factors responsible for the successes we have been recording in the Ondo State Security Network is our knowledge of the local terrain.

“Apart from this, we also know ourselves. Once a visitor comes in, we will all know that this person was not one of us before, and we can profile such a person.

“In Ondo State, everything is in place; all departments are ready for the effective take-off of state policing in Ondo State,” he said.

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