Speaking to The Nation on Saturday, an elder statesman of the Miyetti Allah in Bauchi, Sadiq Ibrahim Ahmed, insisted that the establishment of Amotekun is unconstitutional.
He said the Nigerian constitution only made provisions for regular security with the establishment of the Police.
Ahmed said: “Amotekun will not last because it is indigenous, regionalized and lacks constitutional backing, whereas Nigeria is a country governed by the constitution.
“The constitution had already made provision for regular security with the establishment of the Nigeria Police Force, a regional security outfit like Amotekun is just a breach of the constitution. That is why it will not last. It will only bring problem and conflict”
The Miyetti Allhah member accused the South-west of establishing Amotekun to cleanse the Fulani tribe in the region.
He said: “There is a motive behind the establishment which is to cleanse our tribe from the south, that’s is the agenda for its establishment.
“It is the objective of the government to provide security, any parallel security outfit is unacceptable. Am very sure Amotekun will not be recognized by law and it will never be legalized”
Ahmed also called for a restructuring of the security architecture of the country especially the police force.
He also advised President Muhammadu Buhari to sack all the service chiefs over their non-performance.
Source: Naija News