Police threaten to arrest Amotekun Operatives

The police on Sunday strongly warned the  South-West Stakeholders Security Group working with the Western Nigeria Security Outfit codenamed Operation Amotekun (leopard), against any breach of security. The police commands in Ekiti, Ogun and Ondo states during separate interviews with our correspondents, said they would not tolerate illegal possession of firearms by the members of the group. They said anybody in possession of illegal weapons would be arrested. Also, a top police officer, who confided in The PUNCH, said the operatives could only use Dane guns, which do not use…

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Ango Abdullai, Northern Elders, SOKAPU back Operation Amotekun

The Convener of Northern Elders’ Forum and former Vice-Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Prof Ango Abdullahi, has commended governors of the South-West for establishing  Operation Amotekun. Abdullai’s position is contrary to an assertion by some northern youths that Amotekun is a military wing of the OPC. The Northern Youths Council of Nigerian led by Alhaji Isah Abubakar, had on Thursday,  urged the President, Muhammadu Buhari, not to allow what he described as “unconstitutionality” to prevail. But Abdullahi on Sunday said, “I should support anything which enhances the security of…

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We are not pulling out of Amotekun, says Ogun Gov. Abiodun

The Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, on Sunday, said his absence from the launch of the South West Regional Security outfit; Amotekun was not an attempt by the state to pull out . He said this on the sidelines of the annual thanksgiving by a former governor of the state, Gbenga Daniel, in Sagamu. When asked if his absence from the launch was not an indication that the state had withdrawn from the outfit,   Abiodun said, “That is very false, not only false but incorrect. The Amotekun was conceived to…

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