Ekiti disbands vigilante outfits, hands over to Peace Corps

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Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi, has set up a three-man committee to be chaired by his Special Adviser on Security Matters, Mr. Dipo Ayeni, to streamline the activities of vigilante groups in the state, saying he has mandated the state Peace Corps to stamp out illegal security groups in the state.

Other members of the committee were Irepodun/ Ifelodun Council Chairman, Tajudeen Awe and the Commandant of the State Volunteers Corps, Colonel Oluwayose.

Ayeni, a former police commissioner, who spoke during the recruitment exercise for intending Peace Corps members, said: “We are planning to recruit 100 corps members per local government. But in the first phase, we will recruit 800 and after the inauguration of this phase, another round of 800 personnel will be recruited.

“With this, the state will no longer tolerate the existence of other vigilante groups. The only recognised body will be the Ekiti State Peace Corps and anybody operating another splinter body will be handed over to the police.”

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