A meeting between Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and the governors of the South-West states that held at the Presidential Villa in Abuja seems to have resolved a long battle over the South-West Security outfit, codenamed – “Operation Amotekun”.
A tweet by Laolu Akande, Media aide to Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, indicates the Federal Government finally settled and agreed for the security operations.
Details of the meeting is yet to follow…
News Flash: FG, Southwest Governors agree on Amotekun
— Laolu Akande (@akandeoj) January 23, 2020
The meeting which was all about Amotekun, was attended by the minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, and the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu.
ABACITYBLOG reported that the Federal Government had opposed it and declared it “illegal” in a statement released through Malami’s office.
The government had said it had a policy on community policing, which had been approved by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari ( retd. ), as against the regional Amotekun format.
However, the governors had insisted they would not dump Amotekun and sought rather to meet with the Presidency in the hope that the differences would be ironed out.