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Arewa Youth Leader, Yerima Declares Support For Amotekun, Tells North What To Do

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The leader of Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF), Shettima Yerima has declared his support for Amotekun, the South-West’s security outfit that has generated different reactions across the country.

According to Yerima, rather than criticise the initiative of the governors in the zone, their northern counterparts should begin to consider replicating Amotekun in their own region, which is heavily bedevilled by kidnappings, banditry and other forms of crime.

Yerima called the initiative a noble one, especially considering the rate of crime across the country currently.

He urged the federal government to end the controversy surrounding the creation of the group and tagging it illegal.

According to him, the government at the centre should provide the opportunity to liaise with the governors to ensure that the idea succeeds.

Yerima, who described himself as a strong supporter of devolution of policing to the community level added: “I believe that Amotekun is a right step in the right direction which should be supported by all well-meaning Nigerians.”

He stated further: “As far as I am concerned the north should get ready to start its own version of Amotekun in order to be able to tackle the rising wave of insecurity in the region. It is only when one is alive that there could be governance.”

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