Nigeria

Amotekun OPC military wing – Northern youths

Coming under the umbrella of the Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN), Operation Amotekun is an initiative of the six governors in the southwest zone 5

The Northern Youths Council of Nigeria on Thursday kicked against the formation of ‘Operation Amotekun‘ in the South-West geopolitical zone of the country.

According to the NYCN, the security outfit inaugurated in Ibadan on Thursday is the “military wing” of the Oodua Peoples Congress.

It added that the newly established security outfit is in the league of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra.

National President of NYCN, Alhaji Isah Abubakar, in a statement issued in Kaduna, urged President Muhammadu Buhari not to allow what he described as “unconstitutionality” to prevail.

Abubakar said, “Amotekun group in the South-West is OPC military wing in disguise and in the same league with the proscribed IPOB. The President must not allow this unconstitutionality to prevail.

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“The South-West governors must desist from backing nefarious groups such as this one.

“Amotekun is a threat to peace and national security and attempt to jeopardise Nigeria’s sovereignty.

“Amotekun is no different from Boko Haram and IPOB in their formative stages.”

He added, “Nigeria Police, DSS and Army shouldn’t take this lightly with the governors of Southwest.

“The National Security Adviser should promptly take steps that will avert the looming threat to our national security that is about to be threatened by the South-West governors, OPC and others.”

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