FG declares South -west Security agency ‘Amotekun operation’ illegal

The Federal Government of Nigeria has condemned the security group in South west known as “Operation Amotekun”.

The Federal government said the security agency is legal and not recognized by law.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations to the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Dr Umar Gwandu.

“The setting up of the paramilitary organization called “Amotekun” is illegal and runs contrary to the provisions of the Nigerian law.

“The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) has established the Army, Navy and Airforce, including the Police and other numerous paramilitary organisations for the purpose of the defence of Nigeria.

According to the statement, no group or state government has the right to establish such
agency in the country.

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