The Osun Amotekun Corps on Wednesday charged traditional rulers to work with security agencies by providing them with information that would help fight insecurity and criminality in the society.
Brig-Gen. Bashir Adewinmbi (Rtd), the State Commander, Amotekun Corps, gave this charge during a visit to the palace of a traditional ruler, the Olona of Ada, Oba Olumuyiwa Oyetunde, at Boripe Local Government Area of Osun.
The commander emphasised the importance of teamwork and cooperation from all stakeholders to attain the goal of a safer and crime-free society.
“My visit to the royal palace is to deliberate with the traditional ruler on the reformation of the Amotekun Corps and to seek his support for the corps to secure the state and make it crime-free.
“I appreciate the royal father for hosting the corps, despite his tight schedule, and urge him to join in intelligence gathering and exposing criminals in his domain,” Adewinmbi said.
He said that the Amotekun Corps was dedicated to maintaining a safe and peaceful Osun State, and would not hesitate to expose and arrest criminals in their hideouts.
The state commander added that it would also protect lives and property of residents of the state.
In his remarks, Oba Oyetunde, applauded the Amotekun Commander for the visit, commending his zeal and his operatives in its fight against crime and criminality.
Oyetunde described Amotekun as a people-friendly agency, and acknowledged that the corps had been working assiduously in the town, saying he always enjoyed their work.
He promised to support the corps and share vital information that would help Amotekun operatives in their operations.
The traditional ruler called for inter-agency relationships with local security agencies to boost the security apparatus in the state.