Death toll rises as Akeredolu changes Amotekun law

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Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has signed into law the First Amendment to the Ondo State Security Network Agency Law Code named Amotekun as another victim of St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo dies, with 17 others fighting for life in hospital.

Mr Akeredolu, who endorsed the bill in the State Executive House from his office, noted that the new amendment had become imperative due to worsening insecurity in Odno.

The governor assured that the amended law would strengthen the state’s security architecture and help Amotekun’s corps perform better.

He congratulated the House of Assembly for the swift passage of the bill.

At the end of the council meeting, Information Commissioner Bamidele Ademola-Olateju announced that another death had been recorded following the June 5 terrorist attack on St Francis Catholic Church in Owo.

According to Ms Ademola-Olateju, the number of deaths has risen to 41 while 17 people are still hospitalized. While sympathizing with the bereaved families and praying for a speedy recovery for those hospitalized, the Commissioner reaffirmed the government’s commitment to build a memorial site in honor of the victims.

Also at the briefing, the Governor’s Special Advisor for Security Akogun Adetunji Adeleye said the amended Amotekun law would increase the operational capacity of the security team, revealing that the government had procured new vehicles for Amotekun’s agents including the SSS, Police, NSCDC and Nigerian Army.

(NOPE)

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