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As the debate over the legalisation of the Southwest security outfit tagged “Operation Amotekun”, continues, the Coalition of Northern Groups, CNG, has criticised the need for such outfit in the South West, claiming the Northern parts of the country is the only area in dire need of extra security.
Doyin Okupe, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has written an open letter to the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, over the controversial issues arising from the creation of Operation Amotekun.
Traditional rulers in Ondo State has called on governors in the Southwest to ignore negative comments about Operation Amotekun and conclude necessary arrangements for the immediate take-off of the security outfit in the six states of the zone.
Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, says Southwest governors are ready to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari to explain the whole concept of the security outfit, Amotekun, and why it is urgently needed.
Despite street protests and widespread outpouring of regional support for it, the Federal Government for the second time in less than two weeks, declared the Southwest Security outfit, Operation Amotekun, as an illegal entity not known to the constitution of Nigeria and which had no license to operate in the country.
The six southwest governors have been advised to enact laws in their respective states to back the establishment of the joint security outfit code named ‘operation Amotekun’.
Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Wednesday revealed why he has been “silent” on the establishment of Southwest security outfit, Amotekun by governors of the region.
The Chairman of the SouthWest Governors’ Forum and the Governor of Ondo State, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, on Tuesday, said the Western Nigeria Security Network codename Amotekun has come to stay irrespective of criticism from any part of the country.
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The Chairman of the Southwest Governors’ Forum and Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, on Sunday, stressed that the region’s newly launched security outfit codenamed, ‘Operation Amotekun’ was to complement the efforts of the conventional internal security agencies in the region.
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