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Amotekun initiative ‘ll curb crime in Yorubaland , says Yoruba World Congress

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Mr Kunle Adesankan, Head of Security, Yoruba World Congress (YWC) says the establishment of the Western Nigerian Security Network, codenamed Amotekun, is to curb crime in Yorubaland.

Adesankan made the clarification on Tuesday during a solidarity rally held by YWC and other groups in Ibadan, in support of the Amotekun initiative by the Southwest governors.

He said that the solidarity rally was to assure the Southwest governors that the entire Yoruba people were in support of the security outfit, insisting that there was no going back.

“We will not allow the foreigners to come into our land again to kill us unnecessarily; we are tired of bloodletting.

“Nigeria is for us all, not for a certain section of people; we accommodate people from other ethnic background in our land to carry out their trade, commerce and other things but we will allow anyone to perpetrate crime here,” he said.

Adesankan urged Gov. Seyi Makinde and other Southwest governors to keep on working on the actualisation of Amotekun, noting that their efforts would enhance adequate security of lives and property in the zone.

The Nigeria News Agency reports that scores of members of YWC’s affiliate bodies were present at the Government House arcade, Ibadan, venue of the rally.

The organisations which participated at the rally included Agbekoya, Odua People’s Congress (OPC), Atayese Group, Yoruba Reconciliation, Majiyagbe Group and Kaaro Ojiire Group, among others

NAN also reports that the personnel of the Nigerian Police Force, Department of State Security (DSS) and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) were on ground to maintain law and order.

Edited by: Nick Nicholas and ‘Wale Sadeeq

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