Thousands of Ondo State residents on Tuesday 21st January, 2020 participated in a peaceful protest in support of Operation Amotekun.
Jeffrey Abidoye, a popular public affairs analyst in the state, during the demonstration, said the people were ready to support the new security initiative by governors of the South-West region.
Abidoye said, “We can no longer continue to have our wives, mothers and sisters being raped on their way to the market or farms, we are tired of all these dirty incidents.
Also, we cannot continue to have our farms being ravaged by foreigners in our own land. All the sons and daughters of Yoruba are fully in support of this initiative and we are taking our destiny in our hands.
The President of Oodua Youth Coalition, Oluyi Olutayo, said Amotekun had come to stay.
The Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, addressing the demonstrators, observed that the security challenges in the country, mostly in the Southern region, needed to be urgently addressed.
Speaking through his Chief of Staff, Olugbenga Ale, the governor said, “We have promised the world that Operation Amotekun had come to stay in the South-West.
We are only going to collaborate with security agencies because Amotekun is not going to be an alternative to the police nor to the army but it is only going to be a complimentary effort to their job.