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“Operation Amotekun” is here to stay – Governor Makinde

Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, says the Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed “Operation Amotekun” is established to complement the work of the security agencies and bridge the gaps in the security network of the geopolitical zone.

He made this position known against the backdrop of the statement credited to the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami that the outfit was illegal.

Governor Makinde while speaking with newsmen during a visit to former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta said the minister’s comment was uncalled for.

According to him, Operation Amotekun has not in any way violated the constitution, but rather, it was an intervention to narrow the gaps in security of the South-West.

He added that governors of the South-West designed the operation to complement efforts of the Nigerian Police and other security agencies.

Speaking on the purpose of the visit to former President Obasanjo, Governor Makinde maintained that he was in Abeokuta to pay a visit to the former President as part of the tradition to pay homage to elders to wish them a happy and rewarding New Year.

Iyabo Adebisi

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