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South-West Governors, FG Reach Common Ground On Amotekun

Funsho Akinwale

The south-west governors and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo met on Thursday in a bid to reach an agreement and institute a legal framework to back the controversial security outfit, Operation Amotekun.

The governors and the federal government took a final resolution after a closed-door meeting with the vice president at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Mr Abubakar Malami, the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, and the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, were also part of the meeting.

Malami, who had earlier declared the security outfit illegal on behalf of the federal government, refused to grant an interview with the statehouse correspondents after the meeting. He only responded that they were on the same page with the governors and smiled.

However, the Chairman of the South-West Governors’ Forum, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, told the reporters that deliberations behind closed doors were fruitful.

He said after all the issues relating to Amotekun were discussed, they agreed at the meeting that the legal framework should be worked out for the outfit.

“We have rubbed minds and all of us agreed on the way forward.

“The most important thing is that we are going to have the legal framework to back Amotekun.

“And this legal framework is one in which all of us will be part of.

“What I believe is that Amotekun is there.

“ And you know the Federal Government is also starting community policing.

“So, we are going to work together to see that community policing and Amotekun work together,” he stated.

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