- Reactions have begun to pour in over the federal government's declaration of Operation Amotekun as illegal
- The government through the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami SAN, declared the outfit as illegal
- Operation Amotekun is a security outfit created by southwest states to address the security challenges in the region
Chairman of Afenifere Renewal Group, Chief Olawale Oshun has described Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami’s statement that Operation Amotekun, is illegal as rubbish.
Chief Oshun said Malami should also declare Hisbah Corps, (a religious police force responsible for the enforcement of Sharia) and Civilian Joint Task Force in the northeast illegal.
“He is talking arrant nonsense. Let him declare Hisbah police in the 10 Northern states illegal and also let him declare the Civilian Joint Task Force in the northeast. He is talking rubbish, arrant nonsense.
“Those are not Nigerian police institutions and they are not Nigerian security institutions but they were created because there is a need; Amotekun was created because there is a need for it. He is talking nonsense,” Chief Oshun told The Nation.
The former federal lawmaker urged the governors of the southwest to go ahead with the implementation of the Amotekun.
He said Operation Amotekun is what the southwest people want, adding that Nigeria belongs to every region.
Recall that the Northern Youths Council of Nigeria (NYCN) had kicked against the formation of the security outfit in the southwest.
The national president of NYCN, Isah Abubakar, in a statement issued in Kaduna, urged President Muhammadu Buhari, not to allow what he described as “unconstitutionality” to prevail.
Interestingly, Plateau state governor, Simon Lalong, recently disclosed that a similar security outfit to Amotekun for the north will soon be unveiled.
Lalong said this while speaking to Aso Villa correspondents after meeting with President Buhari on Friday, January 10.
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