– There have been concerns about how Amotekun carry out their operations in Oyo state
– The state special adviser on security matters, Fatai Owoseni has noted there is nothing wrong with officers trying to equip themselves to feel safer
– Owoseni in a recent interview said officers are free to fortify themselves in ways they find acceptable
Following concerns about how operatives of the State Security Network Agency known as Amotekun carry out their operations, Fatai Owoseni has said says there is nothing wrong with officers empowering themselves with charms or other ways they find acceptable.
Owoseni, the special adviser on security matters to Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde made the disclosure while speaking on PUNCH’s Online interview programme, The Roundtable, on Wednesday, January 13.
The governor’s aide’s statement is coming on the heels of allegations of recklessness and extrajudicial killings leveled against the southwest security outfit.
According to the former police commissioner, everyone uses either charm, Bible, or Qur’an to protect themselves.
The governor’s aide when asked if Amotekun operatives empower themselves with charms, he explained that he can’t answer because he is not an officer of the security unit.
Makinde’s aides backing criminals – Amotekun
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Colonel Olayanju said some of the aides of Governor Makinde are indirectly backing hoodlums terrorising the people of Oyo state.
The Amotekun chief disclosed this on Tuesday, January 5, while speaking on a radio station, Fresh FM.
The residents of Ibadan communities have recently been living in constant fears following the increased cases of hoodlum attacks.
No clash between Amotekun and Miyetti Allah
Meanwhile, the commandant of Operation Amotekun has denied the alleged clashes between his men and members of Miyetti Allah in Ibarapa and Oke-Ogun areas of Oyo state.
Olayanju said contrary to the alleged clashes reported by some media outfits, Amotekun and Miyetti Allah had a joint operation to tackle kidnappers in the state.
The state’s security chief said his operatives raided the forests of Ibarapa and Oke-Ogun on Saturday, January 9, to rid the areas of kidnappers and other criminals.
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