Amotekun After Criminals, Not Witch-hunting Fulani, Says Makinde’s Aide

Fatai Owoseni, Special Adviser on Security Matters to Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, on Wednesday, says the State Security Network Agency popularly known as Amotekun is after criminals regardless of their ethnic groups.

Owoseni, a former police commissioner, spoke on a PUNCH Online interview programme, The Roundtable.

He said Amotekun operatives are not after Fulani herdsmen or cattle breeders under the banner Miyetti Allah group but are after all criminal elements in the state.

There have been concerns of late as operatives of Amotekun clash with herdsmen. There have also been allegations of recklessness and extrajudicial killings leveled against the security outfit launched last year.


But the governor’s aide said every incident must be thoroughly investigated, urging the public to await the outcomes of the findings.


He also claimed that over 95 per cent of arrested kidnap suspects are from a particular group, adding that the Oyo State Police Command was in a better place to reveal the identities of the suspects.


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