Local hunters under the aegis of the Soludero Hunters Association, have kicked against the planned online recruitment into the Amotekun Corps in Oyo State.
This is coming as Oyo stat government set to conduct online recruitment through its portal, InsideOyo.com gathered.
The Chairman of the association, Oba Nureni Ajijola-Anabi, said on Sunday that the group had warned that the recruitment into the Amotekun Corps should not be based on paper qualification. The group vowed to pull out of Amotekun in Oyo State if the state government insisted on online registration for interested applicants.
“We told them to focus more on the local people, who know the terrain, including the forests, but they told us to go and register online.
“What does online registration have to do with providing security for the people? If they insist on this, we will back out of the exercise.”
The Soludero hunters, who saw the move by the leaders to shut local hunters out of the whole exercise, however, pleaded with Governor Seyi Makinde to provide patrol vehicles and other logistics to make it easier for them to function more effectively.
“But, at times, some security men, for pecuniary gains, hinder our operations whenever we apprehend suspected bandits. At times, they prevent us from arresting them.
“We thank the new Commissioner of Police in Oyo, Mr. Nwachukwu Enwonwu, for effective policing. He has been of tremendous help.”