Malami: I didn’t Say Amotekun Is Illegal

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Abubakar Malami, the Nigerian Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, says he never affirmed the ‘Operation Amotekun’, the South-West regional security outfit, as an illegal body.

While he was responding to a question during a chat on Radio Nigeria Abuja on Thursday, 23rd January, 2020, he said that he was misquoted on Amotekun.

Malami said; I was misinterpreted on Operation Amotekun, I didn’t say it’s illegal. It should be properly backed by law, so if at the end of this government, if the operation has been backed by law, any government that eventually succeeded this government would not trash the operation.

Failure to enact a law in support of Amotekun in the South-West region of Nigeria, another government might trash it and this is because it is not backed up by any law.

“So, it is just a piece of advice to the state governors to use their power and the State Houses of Assembly in their various states to enact a law that will make the operation more effective..

Operation Amotekun was established to help tackle the rising security challenges in the South-West region.

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