The Yoruba council of elders through its Secretary general Dr Kunle Olajide has commended the courage and determination of the six south west governors in organizing the security summit of 2019 and proceeding to launch the south west security network Amotekun which is designed to prevent, detect crime and arrest criminals and over such to the police.
The council in a communique issued read to journalists after its National Executive Council Meeting in Ibadan praised their determination to protect the lives of the people in south west who elected them and urge the federal gov’t to give necessary support to the outfit as all the Amotekun seeks to do is to collaborate with the federal gov’t in securing lives of Nigerians.
Also, in a press statement released by the President of the Yoruba Council of Youths Worldwide (YCYW): the apex umbrella body for all Yoruba youths, Aare Barr Oladotun Hassan, thanked the governor’s for standing up to distractions by the federal gov’t through some of its agents.
He said – “I am not surprised to receive the retraction news of “Operation Amotekun” which has now been declared as ‘legal’ and further sought the Southwest Governors to work on the operational modus operandi and continuity through State Assemblies legislation according to the statement credited to Mr. Abubakar Malami SAN, Attorney General and Minister of Justice of the Federation on Thursday 23rd January, 2020.
It is indeed a clear display of the referred spirit of Oduwuwa in us, as well as the Omoluabi(virtuousness) principles, dignity and integrity that lies in our uncommon unity, culminating from the recent demands and collective show of supports from all Yorubas and non-Yorubas alike to the community policing strategic initiative: Western Nigeria Security Network code named: Operation Amotekun, A child of necessity whose time has come to stay.
The statement called for a robust dialogue with all critical stakeholders for the overall success of the scheme in all Local Governments, States, Regional and National regimental base of the NJRSN, designed to recruit well informed and fortified staffs and combatant men from existing traditional security social-security outfits like OPC, YWC, YCYW, Agbekoya, Hunters (Olode) and Vigilante Groups respectively from the Southwest while the current Civilian JTF, Hisbah and the rest from the Northern Zone, as well as Southeastern and South South zones will be regulated under the National Joint Regional Security Network law.