Several groups, including Miyetti Allah, the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Islamic associations and others have endorsed Operation Amotekun.
The groups indicated their interest in the southwest security initiative on Monday at the public hearing of the bill to establish the Oyo State Security Agency in Ibadan, the state capital.
The public hearing was like a summit where different groups came to speak their minds concerning the new security outfit.
Speaking at the forum, Alhaji Yakubu Bello, castigated those who gave the impression that herdsmen operating in the southwest were against Amotekun.
Bello observed that those peddling the rumours are enemies of the country, adding that those saying that Amotekun is targeted at the Fulanis are the enemies of the state.
He added that the State Security Network Agency Bill 2020 was laudable.
The Speaker, Adebo Ogundoyin, thanked the southwest governors for the security network initiative, saying it would checkmate all criminal activities such as kidnapping, ritual killings, women harassment, Boko Haram threat and banditry.
Ogundoyin noted that the operation would aid other security outfits to tackle insecurity in the region.