Amotekun Not Illegal, Fani-Kayode Tells Nigerian Government

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has reacted to the decision by the Nigerian Government to declare Amotekun, the security outfit set up by South-West governors, an illegal organisation.

Earlier, the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, had said that the setting up of the paramilitary organisation called “Amotekun” was illegal and runs contrary to the provisions of the Nigerian law.  

He further stated that 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, thereby making it illegal.

While reacting to the statement, FFK in a post shared on his Facebook page on Wednesday, wondered why the Hisbah Police in the North-West and Civilian Joint Task Force in the North-East can be seen as legal but Amotekun which is to protect indigenes of the South-West is illegal.

He said, “Hisbah Police in North-West is okay, Civilian Joint Task Force in North-East is okay. Meanwhile, IPOB in South-East are terrorists and Amotekun in South-West is illegal! 

“One day, Nigerians will get tired of this bullshit, get sense and free themselves from this insufferable bondage.

“The bitter truth is that what the Federal Government has done by claiming that Amotekun is illegal is to strengthen the hand and harden the resolve of the more radical and forceful elements and the more extreme nationalist forces in the South-West who have always challenged the erroneous notion, flawed logic and questionable assumption that the unity of Nigeria is not only settled but also sacrosanct.

“If you say that we cannot defend ourselves and our people from tribal and religious bigots, ethnic cleansers, genocidal maniacs, barbarous savages, bloodthirsty jihadists, blood-lusting terrorists, racial supremacists, and cold-blooded mass murderers simply because we are Southerners, then to hell with your Nigerian unity.”


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