The Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) has supported the Southwest security network, better known as ‘Operation Amotekun’, for its commitment to enhancing security in the region.
In a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Mr. Yinka Oguntimehin, the group said with the recent efforts of ‘Amotekun’ in Oyo and Osun states, there are hopes that the security challenges in the region will soon become a thing of the past.
He hailed the leaders of the group in the two states for their commitment towards ending the security scourge.
“We need to commend the leaders of the group for their commitment to the Southwest.
“Last year, the ‘Amotekun Corps’ intercepted 14 ‘Almajiris’ hidden in a vehicle container in Osun. Their recent feat in Iddo is also commendable.
“It is obvious that the Southwest security outfit has all it takes to flush out the bad elements in the region,” Oguntimehin said.
He urged South East governors to back the Eastern Security Network (ESN) so that criminals that fled Southwest will not shift to the eastern part of the country.
“The governors should come up with a lasting approach like that of the Southwest to rid the region of criminals masquerading as herdsmen.
“Now that the Southwest is doing everything necessary to rid the region of criminals, including killer herdsmen and kidnappers, the Southeast remains their next target and destination for destruction.”
“It is advisable for the governors of the Southeast to enforce a better approach and modalities for securing the region, using the Eastern Security Network (ESN),” Oguntimehin said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the OPC publicity secretary maintained that true federalism programmed on the basis of regionalism has always remained the best option for national growth and development.
“The tendency for Nigeria to be great as a country is high if we can restructure the country, using true federalism on the basis of regionalism.
“It is the best approach for us now because all the problems associated with insecurity, politics, the economy, social and religions will surely be addressed once and for all.
“The component units that make up the country will grow and develop independently without looking up to Abuja for solution, especially on problems that had to do with insecurity,” he noted.