The Senior Elders’ Forum of the Yoruba Council of Elders has asked President Muhammed Buhari to call to order the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, following his declaration as illegal the recently launched Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN) codenamed ‘Amotekun’.
In a swift reaction to the statement credited to Malami, Col. Ade Agbede (rtd), who spoke on behalf of the forum of the YCE described the statement by Malami as provocative and unbecoming of such an exalted office.
Agbede said it is pertinent that President Buhari cautions Malami and any other member of his cabinet that may not be at peace with the security initiative, adding that ‘Amotekun’ “is a Yoruba project and what the governors did had the blessings of every son and daughter of the Yoruba nation.
Agbede, the immediate President of the YCE described Amotekun as a child of necessity, recalling the gruesome murder of the Mrs Olakunrin, daughter of Pa Reuben Fasoranti, the abduction of Chief Olu Falae, the incessant kidnap and killings of other Yoruba sons and daughters too numerous to mention as part of the reasons that made the initiative more compelling.
The elder statesman equally called on the Yoruba traditional rulers to give maximum support to the security outfit in their respective domains stressing that “we are at a very critical stage in the life of this nation that we must hold our destiny in our hands.
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