Operatives of the Department of State Service; Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and Nigeria Correctional Centre were involved in the screening of applicants to the Oyo State Security Network , codenamed Operation Amotekun, to weed out those with criminal records.
This was revealed by the Chairman of Amotekun in the state , Col . Kunle Togun .
Togun, who is a former Director , Directorate of Military Intelligence , stated that the operations of the security outfit would greatly reduce criminal activities especially in the rural areas.
“Recruitment into Amotekun started today (Wednesday ) and applicants have been coming . We are screening them to know who they truly are.
“ We don ’ t want to recruit criminals into the outfit . That is why we are being painstaking on what we are doing . We don ’ t want to rush and make mistakes, ” he said.