Soyinka Blasts AGF Malami
Professor Wole Soyinka has berated the decision of the Federal Government of Nigeria to outlaw the South-Western security outfit codenamed Operation Amotekun.
Soyinka submitted that the Amotekun outfit was set up by the SouthWest governors to tackle cases of insecurity in the region which existing security bodies have been unable to address.
The Nobel Laureate stated this while speaking on Wednesday at the press conference at his Kongi’s Harvest Art Gallery, Freedom Park, Lagos.
His position contradicts the declaration of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami who yesterday declared the Amotekun outfit launched last week by the Southwest governors as illegal.
However, Soyinka has now declared that Operation Amotekun “has come to stay irrespective of its legality” as it is “a result of meetings to curb menace in the region.”
“Some people who have been sleeping all this time, taking belated actions while villages are been wiped out are now telling us this…that people do not have right to flush out the evil ones among them which the exiting security outfits have not been able to do.”
“I think they should go back to sleep because Amotekun has come to stay,” he said.