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FG Bows to Pressure, Supports Southwest Governors On Amotekun

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday, met with South West Governors and approved of the establishment of Amotekun.

Others in the meeting include, Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and the Inspector General of Police.

Barely a few days after the inauguration of a security outfit known as Amotekun by SouthWest governors, the FG had declared the paramilitary outfit as illegal as it is not backed by any known law in the land.

A statement by the spokesperson of the Vice president, Laolu Akande on Thursday said, the meeting was at the instance of the Governors who had asked to see President Muhammadu Buhari over the controversy surrounding the Amotekun Initiative.

He noted that due to the President’s foreign engagement, he asked the Vice President to host the meeting.

He said the meeting was very fruitful and unanimous resolutions were made on the way forward.

According to the statement, “Having regard to the need for all hands to be on deck in addressing the security concerns across the country, it was agreed that the structure of Amotekun should also align with the Community Policing strategy of the Federal Government.

“It was also agreed that necessary legal instruments will be put in place by each of the States to give legal backing to the initiative and address all issues concerning the regulation of the security structure.”

 

 

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