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Wole Soyinka Declares Federal Government’s Security Outfit A Failure

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Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka has declared the federal government security set up as a failure, giving rise to the proposed establishment of Amotekun security outfit by the governors of the Southwestern region.

Reacting to the declaration of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami that ‘Operation Amotekun outfit launched last week by the Southwest governors is illegal, Soyinka said: “the Amotekun outfit was set up by the SouthWest governors to tackle cases of insecurity in the region which existing security bodies have been unable to address.”
The Noble Laureate, who condemned the decision of the Federal Government to outlaw the Southwestern security outfit codenamed Operation Amotekun, stressed that the outfit has come to stay irrespective of its legality.
At the press conference at his Kongi’s Harvest Art Gallery, Freedom Park, Lagos today, January 15, Professor Soyinka saaid: “Operation Amotekun has come to stay irrespective of its legality as it is a result of meetings to curb menace in the region.
“Some people who have been sleeping all this time, taking belated actions while villages are been wiped out are now telling us this that people do not have right to flush out the evil ones among them which the exiting security outfits have not been able to do.”
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