“You have created a very good atmosphere for me to work here because you have done your job as chief security officer. I am to work with you in conjunction with the Commissioner of Police. I assure you that we are going to move Ondo to the next level security-wise,” said Ene Okon, the new assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 17, while commending the doggedness of Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo State, in the creation of the State Security Network, also known as “Amotekun.” These were the words of the police chief, according to a report in the Punch newspaper.
Stating that Okon Akeredolu had laid a solid foundation for community policing with the creation of “Amotekun,” the AIG said: “I know Ondo was one of the endangered states in term of farmers/herders clashes. But the story has changed. Ondo is now one of the most peaceful states in Nigeria. You have made the job of the police and other security agencies simple. I know I am coming here to rest because you have done most of the job.”
The AIG gave the commendation during a courtesy visit to the governor in the governor’s office at Alagbaka, Akure, Nigeria.
“I have been reading and hearing your doggedness on the creation and operation of Amotekun. Some people may have a different perception about Amotekun but you have enhanced community policing through Amotekun. Amotekun is one of the veritable organs for community policing. It is a great bridge between the police and the community,” he concluded.