Operation Amotekun: The Pros and Cons

Security agencies are created by the federal government to protect and defend the public against domestic threats.

They are also established to uphold and enforce the criminal laws of Nigeria and to provide criminal justice services to both federal and state law enforcement agencies. 

Despite the level of their efficiency, criminality still persists.

This perhaps could have prompted the establishment of different self-help security outfits among which is the “Operation Amotekun” by the Southwest Governors.

In this report, Rasheedah Makinde takes a look at the pros and cons of “Operation Amotekun”, which has generated reactions and counter-reactions.

Rasheedah Makinde


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