Operation Amotekun will likely be a monster that may distort the Southwest, that is in line with Dr. Suni Sufi.
The former Senior Lecturer on the Bayero University in Kano, acknowledged this whereas that includes as a visitor on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily.
According to Dr. Sufi, “Amotekun is going to be a monster which will distort the Southwest by itself because people will take over”.
Since its launch earlier in January, the Western Nigeria Security Network code-named Operation Amotekun has continued to generate controversy in varied quarters.
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Though some are of the opinion that the initiative is a welcomed one which reveals that the yearnings of Nigerians have prevailed, there are others who’re afraid that if allowed to function, Amotekun may transform a catastrophe for the nation.
Taking sides with those that suppose Amotekun may breed extra hassle than it has come to unravel, Dr. Sufi argued that an initiative of this magnitude can solely be established throughout the prism of the regulation.
The former Kano State Commissioner for Education famous that there’s a probability for ‘ethnic bigots, people minded people and politicians’ to take over what would have been the duty of constituted governments.
“You run the danger of establishing a monster which at the end of the day you may find very difficult to control,” he burdened.
As far as Dr. Sufi is worried the Southwest Security Network is unlawful. He argues that there is no such thing as a regulation that established Amotekun and there’s no framework of its operations, including that no one is aware of what arms its operatives will bear.
Dr Sufi stated although nobody is comfy with the efficiency of the police and the safety scenario in the meanwhile, nonetheless, it isn’t within the nation’s finest curiosity to have initiatives that aren’t in step with the regulation.
He suggested the Federal Government to take higher initiatives by growing the variety of skilled policemen within the Force and make sure that those that are there are properly geared up to do the job.