Yoruba Leaders Hold Public Hearing On Amotekun, Dismisses Miyetti Allah
The leaders ruled out Miyetti Allah's demands to include it as Amotekun Generals
Leaders of the Yoruba tribe, both political and social, on Tuesday, held their first public hearing on Amotekun, the outfit designed to enhance security across the South West region.
The public hearing was held at different venues in six Southwestern states of Ekiti, Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Osun and Ondo.
At the hearing, the Yoruba leaders spoke with one accord and ruled out Miyetti Allah’s demand to have them included as Amotekun Generals.
During the meeting, the leaders holistically supported Amotekun and insisted that there is no going back on it.
They also resolved that no Miyetti Allah or any outsider will be allowed to join the security outfit.
The leaders turned back the delegates send by Miyetti Allah, saying that its demands to have its members included is unacceptable.
The Southwest leaders came up with the idea of Amotekun in response to the rising spate of killings and kidnappings in the region.
Last week, at least two South West states have passed the bill on Amotekun to give it legal backing.