Godwin Isenyo, Kaduna
Convener of Northern Elders’ Forum and former Vice-Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Prof Ango Abdullahi on Sunday commended governors of the Southwest geopolitical zone for establishing the ‘Operation Amotekun’ to tackle insecurity in the region.
Abdullahi told The PUNCH’s correspondent in Kaduna that the formation was a welcome development considering the current wave of insecurity across the country.
He said that he will support any cause that would enhance the security of the country and those of Nigerians.
This was contrary to the assertion by some northern youths that the new security outfit codenamed ‘Operation Amotekun’ is a military wing of the Oodua Peoples Congress.
The Northern Youths Council of Nigeria led by Alhaji Isah Abubakar in a release had urged the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) not to allow what he described as “unconstitutionality” to prevail.
Abubakar had said: “Amotekun group in the Southwest is OPC military wing in disguise and in the same league as the proscribed IPOB terrorist organization, the President must not allow this unconstitutionality to prevail.”
But the former Vice Chancellor thought otherwise, saying, “Oh I should support anything which enhances the security of Nigeria and Nigerians anytime anywhere.”