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Tinubu says Amotekun Not Threat to Nigeria’s Unity

The All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has said that the recent formation of the Amotekun security outfit by the South-West governors has not put the foundation of the country at risk.

Rather, he said the South-West regional security outfit was launched by the governors of the zone in a bit to confront the insecurity in their states.

“Those claiming that this limited, inoffensive addition to security threatens the Republic have taken themselves upon a madcap excursion,” Tinubu said.

Disclosing this in a statement on Wednesday, Tinubu, however, called for private discussion between the governors of the South-West and the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mallam Abubakar Malami, over Amotekun, the security outfit of the South-West states.

The former Lagos governor also warned that, that fabric could be torn by what he called the “dangerous rhetoric of those who should know better.”

In his first intervention in the controversy surrounding Amotekun, Asiwaju Tinubu said: “Those claiming that this limited, inoffensive addition to security threatens the Republic have taken themselves upon a madcap excursion.

“Those claiming that the Federal Government seeks to terribly suppress the Southwest have also lost their compass. Those who occupy these two extremes have sunken into the dark recesses of fear and political paranoia that can undo a nation if such sentiments are allowed to gestate.”

The statement personally signed by him entitled “The Public Discourse Over Amotekun,” and released on Wednesday.