Lagos, Osun and Ekiti States further revealed that the recruitment would be handled by each state in collaboration with the security agencies.
The Chief Press Secretary to Osun State Governor, Ismail Omipidan, said the state planned to recruit 700 locals that would work with the conventional security outfits in the state.
Omipidan also said all security agencies were involved in the recruitment, which according to him, was going on smoothly. He shared: “The success of the Civilian JTF initiative in the fight against insurgency has encouraged us to engage the locals primarily in the area of intelligence gathering.
“We are recruiting 700 locals and all security agencies are involved in the recruitment process. It is ongoing and I believe it will be completed soon.”
Amotekun in Yoruba means Jaguar which will be the nickname of the force's officers we are told.