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Amotekun: Take It Easy, Babangida Cautions Southwest Governors

General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (Rtd)

Former Nigeria Military President, retired General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, has cautioned Southwest Governors against plan to fully establish ‘Operation Amotekun’ in the region.

The former leader, who spoke today, January 15 on Channels TV programme, advised the Southwest Governors develop a better, sustainable approach to checkmating Security Problems.
“It is not viable because they are quarrelling with minimum pay, now they create another force that you must equip them, pay them salaries, and give them all the needed welfare, which is going to be a problem for the state, where will they get the money to do that.
“If they had succeeded in convincing the Federal Government to put up some part of the revenue for the purposes of that, but if they take on it themselves, it is going to be a problem.
“I think what they need to do is to have a closer look at this; we have a lot of security outfits, and I think it is to assign specific responsibilities. That will take away the burden, they wouldn’t be stretched.”
Babangida said that there are a lot of challenges, adding that Serious Intelligence gathering is involved.

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