Reaction has continued to trail the recent declaration by the federal government that the recently formed security outfit launched barely a few days ago by governors of the South-West states, known as Operation Amotekun is illegal.
The security body was recently launched by the governors of the South-West states to tackle kidnapping and other criminal activities in the zone.
Condemning FG’s stance on the security outfit, National Secretary of Afenifere, Basorun Seinde Arogbofa, described the Federal Government’s position as unfair.
Arogbofa said: “Are they saying that the governors in the region, who conceived the idea, are ignorant of the constitution? “I think the Federal Government’s position is unfair.
If we have similar concepts put in place to ward off criminals and are allowed in other parts of the country, why outlawing same in the South-West?
“The Federal Government should not be seen as putting bottleneck on the way of states ready to put up defence mechanism.
“We expect the Federal Government to commend these governors for this initiative and assist them to make it work, not to put bottlenecks that would scuttle it.
“There is no point applying double standards.
The governors have explained that it was not meant to divide the country but to go to the nook and crannies where the Police cannot reach to gather information.
They said that they would not carry arms, so what is wrong in allowing such concept to thrive following the killings that occurred in the region in recent time?”