Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has reacted to the various alleged abuse of human rights by members of the Oyo State Security Network codenamed Operation Amotekun in the state, insideoyo.com reports.
The Governor in a post on his social media accounts on Friday said the state government is investigating the issues to address them promptly.
He added that they will be dealt with accordingly if any corps members are abusing their office.
Insideoyo.com recalls that the operatives of Amotekun have been in the news over alleged highhandedness in Ibarapa, Oyo town and other parts of the state.
He said “Following the recent events in Tapa, Ibarapa North Local Government Area, it becomes imperative that I once again reassure the good people of Oyo State that our administration is doing everything in its power to address security issues in our state.
“One of the strategies we are using to check insecurity in the state is the recently introduced Western Nigeria Security Network (Amotekun). I am fully aware of the alleged highhandedness by some members of the corps. We are investigating these issues to address them promptly.
“The welfare and security of the good people of Oyo State remain our top priority. We will not sit back and watch any harassment or intimidation of members of the public or our security officers.
“Therefore, I urge the good people of Oyo State to please remain calm and allow members of the corps to perform their legally authorised duties for our people’s well-being. Let me assure you that if any corps members are abusing their office, they will be dealt with accordingly.”