The Federal Government has been called on by the National Youth Council of Nigeria to reverse its declaration that Operation Amotekun is illegal.
The National Public Relations Officer of the All Progressives Youth Leaders, Bestman Okereafor, made this call in a statement released in Enugu on Thursday.
Okereafor noted that the security outfit is the best way of community policing.
He noted that the strategies which Operation Amotekun presents are the ideal policing framework for modern policing to review the recent criminality in rural and remote communities.
“The attention of the NYCN has once again been drawn to the position of the Federal Government as regards Amotekun which is a regional security outfit jointly established by the six South-west governors.”
“Information at our disposal reveals that Federal Government’s position was disclosed by the Minister for Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Mr Abubakar Malami, through his special adviser on media, Dr Umar Gwandu, via a statement issued Jan.14 declaring “AMOTEKUN” as illegal.”
“Nigerian youths consider this position as unfair and not in line with the principle of egalitarianism being preached by the present APC-led administration.”
“As progressive-minded Nigerian youth leadership, we expect the Federal Government to complement the efforts of the South-west governors rather than an outright rejection and condemnation of the security outfit”.
Okereafor called on Nigerians and people of the South-West to be peaceful as we “await the position of the South-west governors and their consultations with the Federal Government on the matter”.