Ondo Amotekun trains 600 recruits, drops 13,900 applicants
As part of its efforts to fight insecurity in the state, the Ondo State Security Network Agency Codenamed Amotekun Corps, has commenced training of 600 successful candidates shortlisted out of the 14,500 applicants.
The training is tagged “Basic Regular Training Course BR 002.”
During the opening ceremony of the training program at the Technical College in Owo Local Government area of the state, the State Commander of Amotekun Corps, Chief Adetunji Adeleye, said successful candidates who have scaled through accreditation process of a total medical report, blood pressure, temperature, respirative and exhibit search were shortlisted for the training Course BR 002.
According to Adetunji, “they (candidates) will undergo basic Amotekun training which are intelligent, combat, arm usage, monitoring, intervention, quick response and other security issues.
“For now training and retraining is a continuous things As they have been selected to serve their father’s Land and be trained by professionals which will last for a month.”
The Amotekun boss enjoined them to be transparent and shun all vices as Amotekun corps would not tolerate any act of indiscipline.
“There are 600 trainees in this camp as well as numeral instructors who are professionals in their respective fields.
“You are advised to abide by the rules and regulations as regimentation and discipline are the order of the day.
“You will undergo series of lectures, drills, basic tactics and weapon handling during the course of your training. These would be carefully fashioned purposefully to bring out the best in you,” Adetunji said.
The Amotekun boss warned that every trainee should make sure they stick to rules and regulations of the program that any trainee seen imbibing non Amotekun culture would be immediately dismissed.
“The people before you became the bright because of their dodgedness and dedication to the society.”
The commander warned that Amotekun is not an avenue to oppress the residents.
“It’s not everyone that started the course that finished. It depends on how much you put out in the training you get,” he said
Also speaking the Senior Special Assistant to the Ondo State Government Alhaji Jimoh Dojumo emphasized that the Government has put everything in place to ensure adequate security in the state.
“We have declared the training opened today and advised them on the rules and regulations guarding the Corps.
“Because they were drawn from different backgrounds from the hunters and OPC, Vigilante and various freedom fighters who have on their own contributed to security in the state.
“We are bringing them together to drop what they think they now to imbibe in them the Amotekun culture in the next six weeks,” Dojumo said.