The Northern Youths Council of Nigeria has kicked against the recently launched Southwest security outfit called ‘Operation Amotekun’.
National President of NYCN, Alhaji Isah Abubakar, in a statement issued in Kaduna, on Thursday said Amotekun is the “military wing” of the Oodua Peoples Congress.
Abubakar also described the new security outfit as being in the league of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
He urged President Muhammadu Buhari to ban the “unconstitutional Amotekun Group”
According to Abubakar:
“Amotekun Group in Southwest is OPC Military wing in disguise and in the same league with the proscribed IPOB. The President must not allow this unconstitutionality to prevail.
“The Southwest Governors must desist from backing nefarious groups such as this one.
“Amotekun is a threat to peace and national security and an attempt to jeorpadize Nigeria’s sovereignty.
“Amotekun is no different from Boko Haram and IPOB Movement in their formative stages.
“Nigerian Police, DSS and Army shouldn’t take this lightly with the governors of Southwest.
“The National Security Adviser should promptly take steps that will avert the looming threat to our national security that is about to be threatened by Southwest governors, OPC and others”.