….Says Amotekun Must Not Become Another SARS
Nigerian Playwright and Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has said he’s willing to train members of the South-West Security Network Agency, also known as Amotekun, so that they do not metamorphose into another Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, of the Nigeria Police Force.
Speaking on Saturday, during an interview with newsmen, Prof Soyinka emphasised that men of the Amotekun Corps must be trained on the issue of ethics so that they don’t become more brutal and ruthless than the officers of the defunct police unit.
He said, “I have told them anytime you want us to come and assist, we will come even if it is just on the ethical session so that as you are training them to defend us, we are also training their minds so that Amotekun does not become another SARS, very important. We must do everything together.”
Soyinka, who said some South-West states were tardy in inaugurating their Amotekun Corps, urged other states yet to launch their security outfits to do so quickly as the challenge of insecurity has reached a “stage of desperation”.
Notably, only Ondo and Oyo States have launched the security outfit endorsed by the governments of the six South-West states last year.