The Ondo State Security Network Agency, which is codenamed “Amotekun,” has said that it would commence phase four of its “Operation Clean-up” in order to make the Christmas festive season free of crime.
The State Commander of the Amotekun, Mr Adetunji Adeleye, revealed this yesterday in Akure while hosting the Commandant of the National Defence College, (NDC), Major General Ibrahim Manu Yusuf, during a national study tour to the state.
Adeleye said: “By next week’s Monday, Ondo Amotekun will commence the phase four of the ‘operation clean up’ and the essence is to go back again to those dark sports and smoke those criminals out from the forest and this we will do by ensuring massive patrols, massive intelligence gathering to enhance our operations, such that the yuletide period will be free of crime.
“So, the best any criminal can do is to leave Ondo State. There is no hiding place for them again. We have initiated a joint patrol of major highways within Ondo, Ekiti and Osun and when we have security challenges we both consult each other, so there is a synergy between us. It is clear that Ondo State is a no-go area for criminals and we will not relent.
“We want to reassure the people of Ondo State that we are resolute in ensuring that criminality is reduced to the barest minimum during this yuletide period and ensure that lives and property are safe”.
He noted that Ondo State is gradually becoming one of the safest states in the country.
The commandant of the NDC, who was represented by Commodore O.O. Soyemi, said the essence of the tour was to acquaint participants with the understanding of the socio-political environment of the states of the federation and the country.