Oyo Security Network Agency, codenamed Amotekun, has reportedly lost seven of its operatives since it was established in the state eight months ago.
This was revealed by Gov. Seyi Makinde at a stakeholders' consultative meeting on the 2022 budget, held at the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan on Thursday.
The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that Makinde had, on Nov. 18, 2020, inaugurated 1,500 Amotekun corps to complement the efforts of the conventional security agencies in combating insecurity in the state.
He said that the deceased met their untimely death in the course of ensuring that every nook and cranny of the state was secured.
The governor, who announced the donation of N2.5 million to each of the families of the deceased, promised to give scholarships to the children of the victims and assist in their respective areas of need, assuring that the deceased would not die in vain.
He also assured the people of the state that his government would continue to deploy resources in ensuring that the state was secured.
Makinde urged residents to be vigilant and call his government's attention to any suspected security threat in any part of the state by dialling 615, assuring of a prompt response.