Amotekun: Restructuring of Nigeria has commenced, says Ohaneze Ndigbo
The Anambra State chairman of the Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohaneze Ndigbo, Chief Demian Okeke-Ogene, in Awka, on Sunday, said that the newly security outfit (Operation Amotekun), set up and inaugurated by the governors of the south-west geopolitical zone of Nigeria, has become a practical manifestation of the campaign for restructuring of the country which the Ohaneze Ndigbo and other like-minded individuals, advocacy groups and ethnic organisations have been agitating for.
According to him, what the young-looking governors of the Yoruba extraction has just done shows that Nigeria with over 180 million people was ripe for restructuring to safe the harsh situation the country is undergoing now.
“If the country is restructured, I tell you, the society threat of kidnapping, banditry, late marriage, organise armed robbery, killings for money rituals, yahoo, yahoo boys syndrome, political killings and rape that has been the order of the day in some homes would stop unannounced,” he stated.
Okeke-Ogene said the action of the south-west governors confirmed that every region in the country need to be independent.
He added that the fear by some Northern groups that the zonal security outfit would be used to destabilise the country unity has no place in the said agenda.
He also said that the south-west is far ahead of the south-east in demanding and actualising what they need at any given opportunity.
While declaring that Ndi Igbo are in support of the security outfit, he urged governors of other regions in the country irrespective of political parties, if possible, to emulate the arrangement.
He equally urged the south-west governors to the extent the agenda to other sectors of the nation’s economy.
Tribune Online has earlier reported last week that “Operation Amotekun” a joint security outfit conceived by the six governors of Lagos, Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Ekiti, and Ondo was launched in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital to address security threats such as kidnapping, robbery, and other social vices bedevilling the region.