Without drones, Operation Amotekun may fail — Group
Abiodun Nejo, Ado Ekiti
The convener of Ajoro Ekiti, Mr Dare Ariyo-Atoye, said on Sunday that the South-West security outfit, codenamed ‘Operation Amotekun,’ billed to take off on Thursday might not achieve much success if drones and modern technology were not deployed.
Ariyo-Atoye said the use of modern technology and innovations in surveillance and operations would enhance the achievement of the security outfit and attainment of its goals of combating rising cases of kidnapping, robbery and other crimes in the six South-West states.
The convener, who spoke in Ado Ekiti during the launch of Ajoro Ekiti, a socio-development and pressure group, said, “In today’s world, drones are deployed for surveillance and if this gadget or other security information generating platforms are not deployed to survey our bushes to actually complement the operatives’ efforts, it may record low achievement.
“Also, the responsibilities of the security outfit must be well spelt out. Amotekun must not be abused or misused like the ethnic militia groups which are being used to settle scores. It must be a security outfit keeping vigil on our bushes and borders and it should not be involved in private matter or politics.”
Ariyo-Atoye urged Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State to step up efforts for the enhancement of security of the state and as well ensure that no portion of the state was forcibly taken over by any group or other ethnic nationality.
He advised the governor to boost security in the state by providing the police with five patrol vans per council in addition to encouragement for security personnel.
The group urged the governor to increase the level of infrastructural development in the state and as well encourage farmers to venture into bush meat rearing in commercial quantity for more productivity in agriculture and other innovations for employment generation.
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