Owing to the withdrawal of soldiers from checkpoints and inter boundaries within Ondo State, a Yoruba group has warned against acts capable of sabotaging the South Western Security Network, Amotekun Corps.
The group, South West Yoruba Integrity Group said that with the regional security outfit effectively and efficiently tackling security challenges in the zone, it is only the enemy of the Yoruba people that would be working against its operations.
The soldiers from the 32 Artillery Brigade in Akure had abandoned checkpoints in the State over alleged operations of Amotekun across the State.
According to the National Coordinator of the organization, Ayodeji Fashina, and the National Secretary, Kazeem Olorunfemi, with the gallant efforts of the Corps in Southwest, particularly in Ondo State, in collaboration with other conventional security agencies to reduce kidnappings, herders /farmers clashes, and other criminal activities to the barest minimum, the outfit deserved the support of everyone.
The group in a statement made available to newsmen in Akure, the Ondo State capital at the weekend urged President Muhamadu Buhari and military authorities to caution some security men who are using their ethnic leanings to unduly fight Amotekun Corps.
While reiterating that the sabotage must stop or the affected security agency would face mass protest from the youths and women in the southwest zone, the group emphasized that it called on the presidency to intervene on the matter in order to avoid ethnic profiling in the nation’s security apparatus.
The group also appealed to politicians not to politicize the situation, stressing that the governor, who is the chief security officer of the State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu meant well with the creation of the outfit and can effectively handle the situation.