Governors in the Southwest region have given marching orders to the South West Security Network codenamed Amotekun Corps to immediately commence joint operations in the region.
The Southwest Governors, who encouraged security agencies to get to the roots of the attack in Igangan community in Oyo State, convoked a joint security meeting of all Amotekun Commanders in the region.
Chairman Southwest Governors Forum Oluwarotimi Akeredolu described the attack on Igangan as horrendous, callous and highly provocative.
The Ondo Governor said all well-meaning Nigerians must condemn what he described as assault on decency and communal harmony.
Akeredolu, who spoke in a statement in Akure, reiterated that certain elements were bent on causing friction among Nigerians with the sole aim of achieving a pernicious end.
According to him: “They will stop at nothing until their set goal is realised. It is, therefore, incumbent on all lovers of peace and freedom to rise against this current regression into savagery.
“We on our part are resolved to defend our people, their property, and all legitimate means of livelihood against both internal and external aggression. On this, there will be no compromise.
“We call on our people to remain vigilant and report any suspicious movement in their communities. In addition, they must be united in the task of defending our lives and properties. We cannot afford to fail.”