By Toby Prince
The Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore have applauded the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, for describing Amotekun as an illegal outfit.
The group warned Southwest governors to withdraw their support, adding that it is “political”.
The National Secretary of the group, Alhassan Saleh, said this on Wednesday.
“This Amotekun scheme is political and is not the solution to the problem of insecurity. What the South-West governors should have done is to continue to push for state police. Where did they expect to get the funding from at a time some of them are struggling to pay salaries?
“It is best they give up on this idea because it may affect the chances of the South-West to produce the President in 2023. The thinking is that if the South-West, a major stakeholder in this government, can be toying with this idea now, they may do worse when they get to power.”
Saleh said the AGF ought to have spoken long ago instead of waiting for things to have reached an advanced stage.
“We are in agreement with the AGF that Amotekun is illegal. In fact, we are unhappy that it took the AGF this long to react,” he said.