- Amotekun does not signal the interest for secession by southwest governors and stakeholders
- This was made known by Iba Gani Adams, the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, on Tuesday, January 28
- Iba Adams said that the unity of Nigeria is important to all Nigerians including persons from the region
Iba Gani Adams, the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, has responded to claims that the southwest is planning to break away from Nigeria by starting with the creation of Operation Amotekun.
Adams said that even with the failing in Nigeria's leadership, the unity of the country is important to stakeholders of the security initiative, Vanguard reports.
The Yoruba leader said that the insinuation that Amotekun was established by governors in the region with political intensions is false and unfounded, Vanguard reports.
Speaking at the Oodua Progressive Union World congress Ekiti state, on Tuesday, January 28, he said the proposed outfit has been a uniting force among Yoruba people.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that there were claims and insinuations that the southwest's proposed security initiative, Operation Amotekun, was a plot by the region to dominate and oppress Muslims not just in the region but also in Nigeria.
The claims were made by Sheikh Hadiyatullah, the vice president of the supreme council of Shariah in Nigeria.
He said that Amotekun was established by six governors in the region five of whom were Christians and as such, it is a Christian idea that will be used as a tool to unleash power-dominance on Muslims.
He backed up his claim by saying that Amotekun has a Christian origin, being that it was mentioned in the Biblical book of Jeremiah 5:6 where a leopard is described as a security force.
Hadiyatullah added that the exclusion of Muslims in the creation of the outfit was “the height of rude insults to the religious sensibilities of the Muslims.”
In another post, Legit.ng reported that barely one week after the federal government and the southwest governors reached agreement on Operation Amotekun, the new security outfit has got more support.
In his recommendation, Jigawa state governor, Abubakar Badaru, said states should adopt a security system that serves them best.
Legit.ng gathered that he told reporters in Abuja that there was no need for the controversy surrounding Amotekun.
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