Northern Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) on Thursday condemned the launch of Amotekun and it’s goals, labels it security threat.
“Operation Amotekun” in the South-West Nigeria describing it as a threat to national security.
“Operation Amotekun” is a joint security outfit conceived by the six governors of Lagos, Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Ekiti, and Ondo states to address security challenges like; kidnapping, robbery, and other social vices bedeviling the region.
According to a news monitored on Scan News Platform, Isah Abubakar the President of the group, in his statement alleged that, the outfit was an offshoot of Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), calling on the frontline stakeholders to rise against it.
Isah who was the spokesman for the group said, “AMOTEKUN group in South-west is OPC military wing in disguise in much the same league with the proscribed IPOB terrorist organisation; the president must not allow this unconstitutionality to prevail.
“The South-West governors must desist from backing nefarious groups such as this one. AMOTEKUN is a threat to peace and national security, and an attempt to jeorpadise Nigeria’s sovereignty.
“The AMOTEKUN GROUP is not different from Boko Haram and the IPOB movements.
“We call on the Nigeria Police, DSS, and the military not to take this lightly with the governors of South-West.
“The National Security Adviser should promptly take steps that will avert the looming threat to our national security that is about to be created by governors of South-West, OPC, and others.”
However, some Nigerians in diaspora has condemned the statement of NYCN President described it as “a statement of an Illiterate Man.”
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