The Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) has once against thrown its weight behind the South West Security Network, Amotekun.
OPC said given the level of commitment exhibited so far in Oyo and Osun states, the security outfit would soon rid the region of all bad elements, including killer herdsmen and kidnappers.
In a statement, the Publicity Secretary of OPC, Barrister Yinka Oguntimehin, said, “We need to commend the leaders of the group for their commitment to the South West.
“It is obvious that the South West security outfit has all it takes to flush out the bad elements in the region. Last year, the Amotekun Corps intercepted 14 almajarai hidden in a vehicle container in Osun.
“The almajarai, according to the report, hid in the container of a moving vehicle at Ikire in Irewole Local Government Area of Osun State, when the corps stopped them at a checkpoint, forced the driver of the vehicle to open the container only to see 14 almajarai hidden in the container.
“Their recent feat in Iddo is also commendable. However, I am using this opportunity to call on the South East governors to back the Eastern Security Network (ESN) to come up with a lasting approach like that of the South West to rid the region of criminals masquerading as herdsmen.”
He further said, “Now that the South West is doing everything that is necessary to rid the region of criminal elements, including killer herdsmen and kidnappers, the South East remains their next target and destination for destruction. So it is advisable for the governors of the South East to enforce a better approach and modalities for securing the region using ESN.”