Allow Amotekun Operatives Carry Sophisticated Weapons — Clergy Urge South-West Governors

A clergyman and founder of Glory Land International Christian Centre, Bishop Dola Adeoye Salako has called on Governor Makinde, Governor Oyetola and other South-West Governors to allow members of the Western Nigeria Security Networks (codenamed Operation Amotekun) carry sophisticated weapons that can match the firepower of bandits and kidnappers terrorising the society most especially churches in the South-West region.

The clergy who made the assertion on the occasion of his 60th birth anniversary in Osun State condemned the incessant attack by bandits on churches which crippled evangelical works saying, “the worsening security situation in the country calling on stakeholders to rise to the occasion.”

He said, “Amotekun is a good initiative but I am not happy that they are yet to be licensed to carry sophisticated weapons like A-K 47 and others.

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“Why are they limited and restricted to dane guns? Why are they not exposed to modern-day training? Why is the Federal Government not happy about the outfit? I think these are questions begging for answers.

“I give kudos to the governors of the South West for the establishment of Amotekun but I am not happy with the restrictions in the level of their operations. They should be licensed to carry guns, I mean sophisticated weapons. They should work hand in hand with the Nigerian police force.

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“They should work in synergy with the NPF and the State Security outfit Amotekun. They should be given adequate freedom to perform their duties. If there is a cooperation between the two bodies, there is going to be a commendable improvement in our security system”, the clergyman noted.


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