Date: January 18, 2021, 08:36:39 AM
Insecurity: Pan-Yoruba group raises the alarm over looming destruction in S’West: Politics : Nigerialog.com - Nigeria's Premier Online Forum
“Insecurity in the South West has now reached a crisis point, partly because the Federal Government refuses to act decisively, and also because our South West governors are failing to use Amotekun effectively. Because banditry has overwhelmed the North West, Fulani herdsmen are fleeing desertification, victims of Boko Haram in the North East are seeking refuge, and the unemployed from all parts of Nigeria are looking for work.“These people are now streaming mostly into our South West states. They often do so with a high level of aggression, including bearing of AK-47 rifles with which our people are being raped and killed with scant regard to the sanctity of life, our culture or the rule of law.”
The group also recommended to the six governors that they “urgently allocate more funds to Amotekun so the outfit can be fully equipped and recruit more personnel to improve its operations, especially by the deployment of Surveillance Drones and Forest Rangers. The ongoing assistance to conventional security agencies should be enhanced and sustained.“They should use new and existing laws to revamp neighbourhood associations and to strengthen local government area security committees to include traditional rulers, Amotekun/police and vigilantes.