’ll help address security challenges –Group Also, the Interfaith Dialogue Forum For Peace said Operation Amotekun would help to address the security challenges facing the South-West. The Co-chair, Executive Council of IDFP, Alhaji Ishaq Sanni, said this at a press conference in Abuja on Monday. He said, “People are clamouring for state police because they are the people in the neighbourhoods and are in the best position to know the radicals, the hoodlums, the hooligans and all these people around that are causing these crises. “So, when you have this type of thing, it helps. Even though the thing is still contentious, I believe at the end of the day the government will understand whichever way they want to do it.” According to Sanni, Operation Amotekun is just like a vigilance group that cannot replace the Nigeria Police. He added, “We cannot say the situation now is as bad as it was before but the problem here is that we are being sentimental and emotional about some of these things. “I know before this government came into power, Boko Haram was controlling almost everywhere in Borno State but it is not like that now. So, I believe something that started one day will surely end one day.” Govs shouldn’t yield to pressure –Cleric The General Overseer, Christian Youth Evangelistic Ministry, Prophet Kehinde Ola, who spoke to reporters after the church’s 10-day prayer programme at the Mount Golgotha, Trinity Village, Efon Alaaye, Ekiti State, urged South-West governors to go ahead with Operation Amotekun . He said, “Yoruba governors should maintain their stand and forge ahead with Amotekun. “Why has there been no response since the region has been under a serious threat? “Why is it now that the Federal Government is coming up with a position against a genuine step by the governors to tame insecurity? Amotekun is to restore the confidence of the people in the zone that they can be safe on their farms and in their homes. Why should anybody or group be against this?” S’West PDP, APC are behind outfit –Fani-Kayode Meanwhile, a former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, says Amotekun has the backing of both the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party in the South-West. Fani-Kayode said this during an interview with reporters in Abuja on Sunday. He said, “Whether you are in the PDP or in the APC, it doesn’t matter. The fact remains that those of us that claim to be South-West leaders have taken a decision. We will protect our people no matter what it takes, no matter what it cost. “There is no going back and it is something we have firmly resolved about. We speak as one, we stand as one; we are solidly behind the governors. Every group in the South-West is behind the governors. It is across party lines.” He said the announcement by Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), that the outfit was illegal was his personal opinion. Fani-Kayode asked the Federal Government to explain why there was Civilian Joint Task Force in the North-East and Sharia police and Hisbah in the North-West. YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: Fresh attack on Southern Kaduna, inhuman, unfortunate — El-Rufai The PDP chief added that South-West leaders had resolved to stop the incessant bloodletting in their region by marauders. He said, “Anybody that feels that they don’t have to support the people of the South-West is making a mistake. And anybody that believes that we can be in anyway intimidated by stepping down and saying we will not protect our people from those killing them is making a mistake.” The ex-minister recalled the daughter of Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, was killed while Chief Olu Falae’s farm was invaded by suspected herdsmen two years ago. He said, “So, our opinion is different. In any case, whatever he says, whatever court says we have the right to self-defence. People are being slaughtered. The leader of Afenifere’s daughter was slaughtered, Baba Olu Falae’s farm raided; he was kidnapped and beaten like a dog, he was insulted. “Thousands of our people are being slaughtered in the South-West and somebody will tell us that his interpretation of the constitution is that we don’t have the right to self-defence.” Copyright PUNCH. All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from PUNCH. Contact: DOWNLOAD THE PUNCH NEWS APP NOW ON Receive Alerts on: Read more: The Punch Newspapers
There could be truth in this, but what have people like done to safeguard lives and properties. Few of every survivors today end up as victims tomorrow, since the central has failed woefully why won't SW region aim to protect their selves. These people just dey play politics sha 👌👌👏👏 This is coming from a man that failed his people, what do you expect to hear from a man his people rejected at home for betraying them, a man given 8 years to rule & he failed woefully, he is now the spokesman for the Fulani & Miyetti Allah because of his plan of defecting to APC
South South and South East should hasten up and form their own version of Amotekun. I couldn't agree more, Mr. Dickson. I have always said that whenever the SW are ready, Nigeria must fasten the seat belt by force! Coming from someone like 'Dickson' i actually didn't expect much though. South west is the tiny little thread holding Nigeria together. Militants, Boko haram, many state security outfits existed in the past. But somehow Amotekun is the only one capable of restructuring or breaking up Nigeria.
Oga park ur kaya and go I think SW Governors should slow down now on Amotekun.Quite obvious the political gladiators have politicized it and sure have a sinister agenda to do with it.These guys are callous I agree with him. To the North, a terrible jab.
Amotekun: Atiku Supports Community, State And Zonal PolicingAmotekun : Atiku Supports Community, State And Zonal Policing. I can't be the only one that doesn't concern my self with this leopard news If the FG can't provide security, let the state government do that for their citizens That's the way to go.
Amotekun not regional army or ethnic agenda, says Akeredolu | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World NewsHe said that Amotekun was neither a regional army nor an ethnic agenda aimed at obliterating and undermining national cohesion. Amotekun SouthWest Akeredolu Nigeria For now it does not. 🇳🇬, 🇳🇬ns and their politicians being who they are will soon turn it into political tool of thuggery, oppression and dean of kidnappers and assassins. This is the fear of the sane! There is nothing wrong with the parallel security outfit is 🇳🇬 was not such a Hmnn...lovers of IPOB and believers in BSS are already painting it as such
Amotekun: Divisive utterances won't help – AkeredoluThe governor of Ondo State and chairman, South West Governors’ Forum, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has said that the South-west security initiative, Amotekun ... Yes oooo, my governor, we will be united and strong to defend ourselves, no going back on Amotekun When actions are influenced by hatred, deceit and lack of focus inconsistencies is the end results. When institutions are built without legal foundation the end result is illegalities and ultimately a failure
Amotekun: We won't succumb to blackmail — South West govsABUJA— THE Six South West governors, weekend, declared that they will not 'capitulate to blackmail' from within or outside the region, and
Amotekun: South South govs unable to meet, explore optionsSouth-South at the moment, unable to hold a meeting to take a joint decision on the setting up of a regional security outfit like Amotekun
Atiku backs Amotekunstate police will do us some good because it will create more jobs, good security etc. Using vigilante and state police will help because federal police is not working. U can't bring someone who don't know my bush to chase criminals, you use who know road to chase criminals. We don't need him to back Amotekun. What doyou expect from a corrupt man like atiku