- Jamu Nati Fulbe association, a Fulani cultural group in the southwest, has embraced Operation Amotekun established by the southwest to address the security challenges in the zone
- The association, however, lamented that the Fulani community was not carried along in the creation of the outfit
- The president of the group, Alhaji Abdulkadir Salihu, urged the southwest governors to get them involved by recruiting members of the Fulani community as Amotekun operatives
A Fulani cultural group, Jamu Nati Fulbe association, says it supports the establishment of Amotekun, a regional security outfit created by the southwest governors.
The president of the group, Alhaji Abdulkadir Salihu, however, urged the governors to recruit members of the Fulani community as operatives of the security outfit.
Salihu also lamented that the Fulani community in the southwest was not carried along about the operational techniques of Amotekun.
He said: “We were not carried along as a community which is part and parcel of the South-West. Most of us who live in this community have been here for more than 40, 50 years."
He said employing Fulani as operatives of the security outfit will allay the fears that it was targeted at the herdsmen in the southwest region, adding that the Fulani community has capable hands that can work for Amotekun.
Salihu added that the Fulani community would soon meet with the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, to intimate him about their position on the Amotekun operation.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Nigeria's foremost human rights activist and lawyer, Femi Falana, said the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, has no power to proscribe any organisation in the country.
Falana said this in reaction to Malami's declaration that Operation Amotekun is illegal.
He described Malami's statement as discriminatory and hypocritical, explaining that two northern states, Kano and Zamfara, have a similar agency (Hisbah commission) which the AGF did not say anything about.
He advised the southwest governors to ignore Malami's statement and proceeds with Amotekun by enacting necessary laws to back it up.
The senior lawyer told Malami to take the matter to the Supreme Court if he believes Operation Amotekun is illegal as he claimed.
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