- Gani Adams has said that the new Operation Amotekun will put an end to criminality in the region
- Adams said the idea is long overdue and that the Yoruba people are happy with Operation Amotekun
- The OPC leader also cautioned those fighting against the launch of the south-west security outfit in Ibadan
The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, has cautioned those fighting against the launch of the south-west security outfit, ‘Operation Amotekun’ in Ibadan, Oyo state
Speaking with journalists ahead of the inauguration of the outfit on Wednesday, January 8, Adams said Operation Amotekun will put an end to criminality in the region.
Describing the initiative as a welcome development, Adams said the idea was long overdue and that the Yoruba people are happy with Operation Amotekun.
Adams warned that anyone seen criticising the new security outfit is either a sadist or such person doesn’t value lives.
He also said anybody that is against this new initiative is an enemy of the southwest, and if anything unfortunate should happen in this region, such a person should be held responsible.
Further expressing confidence in the new initiative he said Amotekun is not the real state police demanded by the people but a temporary means of tackling crimes in the South West.
Adams said: “Ordinarily, we agitate for state police but if we don’t have state police now, something has to be done because state police can bring constitutional issues that may lead to amendment of our constitution. But a security outfit that will be controlled by the state government is highly needed now.”
He explained that security threats confronting the Yoruba Land have gone beyond kidnapping and Fulani herdsmen predicaments.
“We believe that if the internal Fulanis had not opened the doors to them, they wouldn’t have come in. Amotekun will solve so many issues even beyond the Fulani herdsmen crisis. We also have information that some Yoruba people have connived with these criminal elements and are giving them information as to who and who they should kidnap to get money," Adams said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Adams warned that the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) should not be blamed if Amotekun, the security outfit being initiated by governors from the southwest, fails.
Adams said the governors, led by Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti, had not consulted him and the OPC over the planned establishment of the security outfit.
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