• Urge South-West govs to ignore attorney general
• Region’s governors will respond appropriately, says Fayemi
Just five days after the launch of the South-West’s security outfit, Amotekun, a test of might is brewing over it. The dramatis personae are in two groups. On one hand are the South-West governors and leaders from other parts of the country. On the other hand is the Federal Government.
To the Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum (SMBLF), the declaration by the Federal Government yesterday that the security outfit was illegal further evidenced state-backed injustice in the polity.
In a statement late yesterday, SMBLF said: “We consider his (Attorney-General Abubakar Malami) action as an abuse of office to suppress the rights of federating units to secure themselves and in furtherance of the widely-held suspicion that sections of the country are deliberately being rendered vulnerable for herdsmen and other criminals by the Federal Government.