A coalition of Civil Society in Ogun State has said any individual who is not in support of the Western Nigeria Security Network, otherwise known as Amotekun, should be seen as a suspect.
The group, in an interview with a journalist on Thursday, said Operation Amotekun should be adopted by all well-meaning Nigerian s, explaining that it is nothing to worry about.
The Chairman of the coalition, Comrade Yinka Folarin, told journalists that Amotekun was not meant to protect Yorubas alone, but all Nigerian residents in the South West.
He underlined that “Amotekun will protect the Fulani herdsmen in South West”, assuring them that friendly coincidence between farmers and herders is important to the operatives of the group.
According to him, the right to life is the number one human right, saying Amotekun is out to protect human life.
“Anybody who is against Amotekun initiative should be seen as a suspect and all Nigerians should be wary of such character.
“The right to life is the number one human right. It is when you have the right to life that you can enjoy other fundamental human rights. One would expect that every stakeholder should subscribe to that because Amotekun is out to protect the lives and properties of everyone.
“It is important to say that Amotekun will uphold the tenets of human rights and whenever they deviate or go the other way round, we in the civil society will not hesitate to call them to order. We want the Houses of Assembly in the six Yoruba states to enact laws that will strengthen Amotekun,” Folarin said.
Responding to Chief Bola Tinubu’s comment on the security outfit, Folarin maintained that the former Lagos State Governor has not spoken out of order.
He said Tinubu had provided elements of advice, while he also declared that Amotekun is never a threat to national unity.
Meanwhile, Folarin called on Nigerians to live peacefully with one another, regardless of tribe, religion or political discrepancies.
He admonished all Nigerians to be peaceful and law-abiding.
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