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The federal government and the south west governors have set aside their differences and agreed on common grounds on Amotekun.
This was the resolution though without specific details yet that were arrived at during the meeting of the governors with the Vice President on Thursday at the presidential villa.
All the six south west governors were present.
The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo stood in for President Mohammadu Buhari, who is out of the country.
A brief press statement released from the Office of the Vice President, and signed by his aide on Media Laolu Akande,  said, “The meeting was very fruitful and unanimous resolutions were made on the way forward.”
It pointed out that, “Having regard to the need for all hands to be on deck in addressing the security concerns across the country, it was agreed that the structure of Amotekun should also align with the Community Policing strategy of the Federal Government.
“It was also agreed that necessary legal instruments will be put in place by each of the States to give legal backing to the initiative and address all issues concerning the regulation of the security structure.”
Earlier, the Minister of Justice Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Mallami recanted saying he did not say Amotekun was illegal or unconstitutional.
Amotekun is a security outfit created by the south west governors to handle cases of security challenges in the region.

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