The leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has thrown his weight behind Operation Amotekun, the regional security outfit of Nigeria’s Southwest geopolitical region.
Recall that Operation Amotekun was launched on Thursday, 9th January, 2020, the main aim of the outfit is to tackle insecurity in the Southwestern part of the country. Few days after the outfit was launched, the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami, described the outfit as illegal, saying security remains the exclusive preserve of the federal government.
Backing Southwest governors against the federal Government’s stance, Kanu maintained that the security outfit had come to stay.
According to a report through the through Emma Powerful, the IPOB Spokesperson, Kanu praised the Southwest governors for setting up the security outfit, as he described it as a commendable effort.
The report reads; “The final and definitive stance of the Biafran people is that IPOB will support Operation Amotekun with all our might. Without minding the history of politics that may have existed between the East and the West in the past, we have sworn to work with this generation of Yoruba leadership with the likes of Pa Ayo Adebanjo, Yinka Odumakin, Femi Fani-Kayode and Omoyele Sowore at the helm.
IPOB will support this generation of Yorubas that setup Amotekun. IPOB will work with them. If they want one million men, I will give them to ensure this expansionism is stopped.
We will support the Yorubas in all ramification and by every necessary means.
The Indigenous People of Biafra will back Amotekun Security Outfit. Amotekun is not going anywhere. They are here to stay and IPOB will support their effort.