Breaking:Southwest Governors to backup operation ‘Amotekun’ with Legal framework

The six Governors of the south west geo-political zone, have agreed to backup operation Amotekun with a legal framework.

Fielding questions from state house correspondents after a meeting of the governors, the attorney general of the federation and the Inspector General of police with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Aso Rock villa on Thursday, chairman of the south west governors forum Rotimi Akeredolu explained that the meeting with the vice president was fruitful and all parties have resolved to toe the path of peace.

Akeredolu noted that the Attorney General of the federation and minister of justice Abubakar malami has already denied declaring the security outfit illegal adding that he was misquoted.

He added that the noise generated over the establishment of Amotekun was needless and now there is a middle ground is in the interest of all interested parties.

The attorney General of the federal refused to comment on the matter despite pressure from journalists.

He seems satisfied with the outcome of the meeting.

The launch of operation Amotekun on January 9, 2020, drew reactions from a cross section of Nigerians including social – cultural groups across the country.