Youths in Yorubaland have reacted to the comment ascribed to the Attorney General of Federation(AGF )and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, describing the Operation Amotekun as illegal.
The youths under the aegis of Yoruba Youths Assembly asked Malami to apologize and withdraw the statement.
Tribune reported that the body warned against any attempted cancellation of the network, saying that any attempt to cancel Amotekun will lead to war and the breakup of the country.
The assembly made this known in a press statement issued on Friday, and signed by the assembly’s national president, Hon. Olarinde Thomas;
vice president & Oyo State coordinator, Idowu Dennis; national publicity secretary, Nathaniel Oduyemi and state coordinators of the assembly in Ekiti, Osun, Lagos and Ondo, Arc. Williams Akingbola, Hon. Olaoye Joseph, Engr. Afolabi Akeem and Comrade Olugbode Fadekemi respectively.
The group said the security of the South-West region “should be the priority of any responsible government,” and not one to be politicised as done by the FG and the Miyetti Allah.
It said “linking our security to politics is an height of aberration and for this reason, we smell breakup in this country.”
While stating that the FG stood helpless as insurgency and insecurity dissipated the north, the group said it cannot stand idly while those in the South-West are turned into displaced persons as a result of insecurity in the region.
Recall that AGF Malami, on Tuesday, declared Operation Amotekun as illegal, less than six days after it was launched by South-West governors in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital to complement efforts of security agencies in protecting lives and people in the region.
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