The Pan Yoruba Sociopolitical group, Afenifere today rejected any attempt to subsume Operation Amotekun under the Community Policing scheme of the Nigeria Police.
This is one of the highlights of the communiqué issued at the end of the monthly general meeting of the group held at the residence of its National Leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti in Akure, the ondo state capital.
The Inspector General of the Police had directed state commands to begin the recruitment of Community policing officers nationwide.
In the communiqué read by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Yinka Odumakin, Afenifere, urged the Southwest governors to ensure that Amotekun does not operate like existing convention security agencies, but it should only have defined areas of cooperation with the federal government’s security agencies.
The Yoruba group which commended the Southwest governors for their uncommon courage over Amotekun issue, enjoined Senate President Ahmed Lawan to match his support for multi-level policing with actions.
The group also urged the inspector general of Police, Muhammed Adamu to prevent political unrest in Oyo state over the forceful reinstatement of sacked local governments chairmen, advising all parties to allow the court to determine the matter.
The Afenifere during the meeting attended by some of its leaders, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, Basorun Seinde Arogbofa, Chief Korede Duyile, called on the Nigeria Police to make open report of its investigation on the slain Fasoranti’s daughter, Mrs Funke Olakunrin who was shot dead seven months ago in Ore axis.