April 1, 2023



Afenifere to FG: Enable state safety outfits to be outfitted with weapons

The Pan Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, Tuesday requested the federal authorities to permit safety outfits arrange by state governments to be outfitted with requisite weapons.

Afenifere said this in launch by its nationwide publicity secretary, Comrade Jare Ajayi, to sentence the kidnapping of 4 farmers on the Oyo state authorities farm settlement in Iseyin final Saturday.

Afenifere mentioned within the assertion that the circumstances surrounding the assault and the way the gunmen have been capable of escape with their victims have been additional justifications for permitting safety outfits arrange by state governments to be outfitted with requisite weapons.

The pan Yoruba socio political organisation mentioned a prime officer of Amotekun, who was coordinating safety within the space mentioned they obtained to the place on time to rescue the victims “however they may not accomplish that as a result of the attackers carried subtle weapons together with AK47.”

Afenifere quoted the Amotekun officer as saying, “It was troublesome for our males to confront them frontally as a result of these assailants carried heavy arms with rounds of bullets round their our bodies. It’s not unlikely that they even wore bullet-proof jackets whereas the best weapons within the palms of our officers have been Dane weapons.”

The pan Yoruba socio political organisation added that the mentioned Amotekun officer famous that have been they to have arms, the attackers wouldn’t have escaped as Amotekun officers have been capable of forestall terrorists from inflicting higher harm with the restricted weapons they carried.

Calls have gone to the federal authorities to permit states that so desired to arrange state and group police with all the mandatory paraphernalia to allow them preserve safety of their respective domains. Amongst advocates of such calls have been Afenifere, Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom and so on.”

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