THE governor of Ondo state, Rotimi Akeredolu has launched a security surveillance app that will help in checkmating challenges relating to insecurity in the state.
The app was launched during the passing out parade of Course 3 and 4 Amotekun Corps in the state.
The governor disclosed this in a terse statement issued on Thursday while adding that cellphones would be improved into state security cameras with the security monitoring app.
‘‘It will be a tech-based neighbourhood watchman/whistleblower platform where citizens can report a crime in real-time to alert all security agencies for immediate action.
‘‘The Ondo State Security Network Agency, code-named Amotekun Corps, will be armed in accordance with the law since, in the absence of such, the training would be insufficient and the lives of great patriots will be in danger and the ground-breaking platform will make sure that Ondo State’s citizens and natives actually become their brothers’ guardians,” the statement read.
He also added that “The South Western Nigeria Security Network, Amotekun Corps, as a response, is now not just the first line of defence, but the ultimate bulwark in the protection of a way of life and civilisation.
“On our part, we will continue to support the operational capacity of all security agencies in the state both in terms of equipment and the welfare of their personnel.”