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Ijesa group kicks against Fulani’s Miyetti Allah moves to set up vigilante in South-West

Egbe Atunluse Ile Ijesa (Ijesa Improvement Society), a foremost society in Ijesaland in Osun State, South West Region of Nigeria has kicked against the proposed establishment of a Vigilante Group in the region by the Fulani’s Miyetti Allah group. This is made known in a statement signed and made available by the Public Relation Officer Read more

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‘Amotekun will use supernatural power to combat insecurity’ – Commandant

Brig.-Gen. Joe Komolafe (rtd), the Commandant of the Ekiti State Security Network code-named Amotekun, in South-West Nigeria, has said the corps will use supernatural and modern security techniques to combat banditry, kidnapping and other crimes. Speaking on Monday at Efon Alaaye during a sensitisation tour of Ekiti West, Efon Alaaye and Ijero local governments, the Read more

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Recruit only locals into “Amotekun”, Yoruba World Congress urges SW Region states

The Yoruba World Congress (YWC) has urged the six South-West states to recruit only competent personnel in each local government into “Amotekun” to defend and protect their respective areas. In a statement signed by the Convener of YWC Prof. Banji Akintoye, the group said that this was imperative since the Amotekun teams would be defending Read more

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Amotekun: Miyetti Allah vows to set up own security operation nationwide, says Nigeria’s breakup won’t affect Fulani

Miyetti Allah Kautel Hore socio-cultural organisation has declared that it may be forced to set up its own security operation which no one can control across the country. The organisation speaking through its National President, Abdullahi Bodejo, in an interview with The Sun NG, also vaunted that Nigeria’s breakup won’t affect the Fulani in any Read more

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Amotekun no longer a regional outfit — IGP declares after meeting with South West govs

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, after meeting with governors of states in the South West Region of Nigeria said Operation Amotekun is no longer a regional outfit. Governors from the region have also adopted Amotekun, a joint security outfit, as a state effort and not a regional initiative. The governors had on January 9, 2020, Read more

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Insecurity: Ogun State Government approves Amotekun Bill

…as Gov Abiodun remembers rally where PMB, VP others were pelted The Ogun State Government Tuesday evening approved the proposal for the creation of the Ogun State Security Network Agency. The approval was given at the State Executive Council meeting which held at the Executive Chamber of the Governor’s office, Oke Mosan secretariat, Abeokuta after an extensive Read more

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Needless controversy over Amotekun! By abiodun KOMOLAFE

I hope it would not amount to ‘Hate Speech’ to make some confessions, especially, with a particular reference to Nigeria’s sociopolitical landscape.  First and foremost, let’s not deceive ourselves: Muhammadu Buhari has seen it all as one of Nigeria’s luckiest few, favoured by God. So, he has nothing to lose again. Having been privileged to serve Nigeria Read more

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Letter from Africa: The ‘leopard unit’, vigilantes and Nigeria’s kidnap crisis

Source/BBC/ January 28, 2020— In our series of letters from African journalists, the editor-in-chief of Nigeria’s Daily Trust newspaper, Mannir Dan Ali, considers the controversy over the latest plan to deal with insecurity in his country. Last week, I helped pay a ransom to free the kidnapped wife and two daughters of a friend. The Read more