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February 10, 20202min400

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria has explained why it’s against the recently launched south west security outfit amotekun.

It alleged that the aim of forming the security outfit was to flush out the Fulani tribe from the region.

According to the leader of the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore in Bauchi State, Alhaji Sadiq Ahmed, the security outfit (Amotekun) lacked the legal framework to succeed.


He said:  “I can tell you one thing, Amotekun will not last because it is indigenous, regionalised and lacks constitutional backing.

“The constitution has a ready made provision for regular security with the establishment of the Nigeria Police Force. A regional security outfit like Amotekun is a breach of the constitution that will only breed problems and conflicts.

‘’Is there a doubt anywhere that the motive behind the establishment of Amotekun is to cleanse our tribe from the Southwest?

“It is the responsibility of the Federal Government to provide security, any parallel security outfit is illegal and unacceptable.”

The Miyetti Allah leader also called for the removal of service chiefs, saying they had performed below expectation, while also advocating the reform of the Nigeria Police to enable it perform its duties effectively.

‘’I suggest that the President remove the service chiefs immediately because they have done nothing, despite trillions of Naira they have received in recent years. He should also reform the Police, Army and all other security agencies in the country.

“I hear people every time try to compare Amotekun to Hizba, and that irritates me. Hizba security outfit in the North is just an umbrella of an Islamic body only meant for Islamic affairs. It bears no resemblance to Amotekun or the motive behind its formation,” he added.

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