Thursday, May 23, 2024

Amotekun: Ogun students threaten showdown

The National Association of Ogun State Students (NAOSS) has said it would embark on a nationwide solidarity rally in support of the Western Nigeria Security Network, otherwise known as Amotekun.

The Students’ body said the rally was to silence some coalitions and groups of people within and outside the South West, who they said were conniving with some external forces to halt the creation of Amotekun.

In an exclusive interview  in Abeokuta Wednesday, the National President of NAOSS, Comrade Gbemileke Ogunronbi, said the insecurity in the South West had become absolutely unbearable, wondering why some Northerners were kicking against Amotekun.

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He described as baseless, a statement credited to the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, declaring Amotekun as illegal, asking him to first declare other similar security outfits in the North illegal.

Ogunronbi disclosed that a mega rally would hold in Lagos next week in support of Amotekun.

“It has been brought to our notice that some coalitions and groups of people within and outside South West Nigeria are conniving and conspiring to halt the hard-earned security innovation of our leaders and most especially, the custodians of the six South West states – Operation Amotekun.

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“It is definitely no news that the scourge of insecurity caused by bandits and most especially, the Fulani herdsmen is becoming worrisome and totally unbearable.

“I make bold to say that I, as the National President of the only indigenous students association in Ogun State, NAOSS, has resolved to join in the struggle of this great cause. I have met with all Chapter Presidents of the association and we have all agreed to hold a rally in support of Operation Amotekun in our various different locations and campuses nationwide.

“We have also resolved to hold the grand finale next week and the venue for the grand rally is Lagos State. By God’s grace, this struggle shall push through and nothing shall discourage us in this important quest,” Ogunronbi says

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