Naija News reports that the statement of the IPOB leader is coming after he vowed to support the newly established South-west security outfit with one million men.
This online news platform recalls that governors from Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Ondo, Ekiti, and Lagos States had in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital established the security outfit.
The southwest governors 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.
Malami 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.
Reacting to the AGF’s statement, Kanu had said that the: “IPOB will back AMOTEKUN Security Outfit. AMOTEKUN is not going anywhere. They are here to stay and IPOB will support them.”
However, despite his support for the security outfit, the IPOB leader in a recent broadcast on Radio Biafra, berated Nnia Nwodo, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo President-General for commending ” Yoruba for setting up Amotekun.”
Kanu wondered why Nwodo who kicked against Biafra Security Service (BSS) set up by his group (IPOB), would support another security outfit with same aim as the BSS.
The IPOB leader said: “Nnia Nwodo is commending Yoruba for setting up Amotekun but, they kicked against BSS and proscribed IPOB.”