The Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has vowed to support the newly established South-west security outfit, Amotekun.
Naija News reports that governors from Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Ondo, Ekiti, and Lagos States had in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital established the security outfit.
They explained that Amotekun was established to tackle the issues of insecurity in the Southwest.
But the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, had asked south-west governors to disband the security outfit.
He said that no other authority at the state level, whether the executive or legislature has the legal authority over defence.
“The setting up of the paramilitary organization called “Amotekun” is illegal and runs contrary to the provisions of the Nigerian law.
“The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) has established the Army, Navy and Airforce, including the Police and other numerous paramilitary organisations for the purpose of the defence of Nigeria.
“As a consequence of this, no State Government, whether singly or in a group has the legal right and competence to establish any form of organization or agency for the defence of Nigeria or any of its constituent parts,” Malami said.
In a statement through IPOB spokesperson, Emma Powerful, Nnamdi Kanu praised South-west governor for setting up the security outfit.
Kanu said: “The final and definitive stance of the Biafran people is that IPOB will support Operation Amotekun with all our might.
“Regardless of the history of politics of treachery that may have existed between the East and the West in the past, our leaders have sworn to work with this generation of Yoruba leadership with the likes of Pa Ayo Adebanjo, Yinka Odumakin, Femi Fani-Kayode and Omoleye Sowore at the helm.
“I will support this generation of Yorubas that setup AMOTEKUN. IPOB will work with them. If they want one million men, I will give them to make sure the Fulani Caliphate murderous expansionism is stopped. We will support the Yorubas in all forms and by every means necessary. To hell with the Fulanis.
‘IPOB will back AMOTEKUN Security Outfit. AMOTEKUN is not going anywhere. They are here to stay and IPOB will support them’.