Lagos State doesn’t need Amotekun- Sanwo-Olu

According to the governor. Lagos state have their own security unit

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, despite embracing the Western Nigeria Security Network (Operation Amotekun), believes the regional security organization is ineffective to Lagosians.

The six states of the South-West established Amotekun on January 9, 2020. With the exception of Lagos, every city had founded a security force.

Sanwo-Olu asserted on Channels TV on Sunday evening that Amotekun’s security functions are already managed by the Lagos Neighborhood Safety Corps (LNSC).

According to the governor, he said

So it’s just a name change in the case of Lagos. I appreciate what my colleague governors are doing, and they also appreciate the peculiar nature of Lagos. I have got over 7,000 neighborhood watch personnel in Lagos, who are doing exactly the same thing that we have Amotekun doing

The Lagos State House of Assembly founded the LNSC in 2016 as a uniformed security agency to support the police as well as other security agencies in the maintenance of law and order in the state. Its units operate in Lagos’ 57 LGAs and LCDAs.

The LNSC officers are locals from the various LGAs and LCDAs where they execute their job. According to the Lagos government, and it is a deliberate strategy to use their local knowledge to achieve “maximum grass root” intelligence collection and community policing.

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