Amotekun: The right step to tackling insecurity in Nigeria – Northern group

Obinwannem News Amotekun: The right step to tackling insecurity in Nigeria - Northern group

A northern group, Arewa Youth Consultative Forum AYCF has thrown its weight behind the Southwest Amotekun security outfit, saying it is the best way of fighting insecurity in the country.

Speaking with Newsmen in an interview, the National President of the group, Alhaji Yerima Shettima, disclosed that they were in full support of Amotekun given the rising wave of insecurity and violence across the country in recent times.

Shettima said that instead of dismissing Amotekun as illegal and vilifying the Southwest governors for their ingenuity in setting up the security outfit, the federal government should team up with the governors and ensure the workability of the new outfit.

“Shettima said: I am a strong supporter of community policing given the state of insecurity in Nigeria particularly in the northern part of the country and I believe that Amotekun is a right step in the right direction which should be supported by all well-meaning Nigerians.

“As far as I am concerned the North should get ready to start its version of Amotekun to be able to tackle the rising wave of insecurity in the region. It is only when one is alive that there could be governance.

“The situation is clear and simple: If the state cannot protect and defend its citizens the people must find a way to protect themselves,” the youth leader contended.

Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting, Obinwannem News

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