The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has accused Amotekun, the South West regional safety outfit, of intimidating different ethnic teams dwelling and doing companies within the area.
In response to the Islamic group, members of Amotekun are profiling and intimidating Northerners touring down south.
MURIC additional accused the safety outfit of participating in extra-judicial killings of Yoruba folks.
The group’s declare was contained in a press release signed and issued to DAILY POST on Thursday by its director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola.
“Stories reaching us point out that the South West regional safety outfit, Amotekun, has been participating in extra-judicial killings,” MURIC mentioned.
“Amongst these killed with out correct recourse to regulation had been Akolade Gbadebo, a 400 stage scholar of the College of Ibadan, who was killed on twenty sixth December, 2020. Seven Fulanis had been additionally reported killed at Ayete in Ibarapa North Native Authorities space of Oyo State on Monday, eleventh January, 2021.
“We even have reviews that automobiles coming from or going to the North are being stopped by members of the Amotekun corps. They order Hausa-Fulanis to disembark, search them and virtually strip them bare.
“MURIC strongly condemns this act of stereotyping of a selected ethnic group.
“The intimidation of Northern vacationers violates the spirit and letter of Part 41 of the 1999 Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
“We consider that Amotekun will be helpful in stemming the tide of insecurity within the South West with out focusing on any specific ethnic group,” MURIC alleged.
Recall that Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) had lately warned the Fulani apex socio-cultural organisation, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Affiliation of Nigeria (MACBAN) in opposition to an alleged “plot” to infiltrate Amotekun.
OPC gave the warning whereas reacting to MACBAN’s name for inclusion of its members and different ethnic our bodies within the outfit.
In an identical improvement, a South West group, the Yoruba One Voice (YOV), had referred to as on the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu to, with out additional delay inaugurate the Amotekun within the state.
The group made the decision whereas expressing concern in regards to the spate of insecurity, questioning why it took the Governor “virtually a 12 months to inaugurate the outfit”.
Amotekun, with the motto ‘zero tolerance to crime’, was based on January 9, 2020 by the six governors of the South West Nigeria for the aim of curbing insecurity within the area.
Islamic group assaults Amotekun, makes accusations