In a daring move, Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka has kicked against the comment of Nigeria’s Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, which declared ‘Operation Amotekun’ outfit launched last week by the Southwest governors as illegal.
The rights activist vehemently stated that Operation Amotekun “has come to stay irrespective of its legality.”
He made the statement on Wednesday at the press conference at his Kongi’s Harvest Art Gallery, Freedom Park, Lagos.
He said, “The Amotekun outfit was set up by the SouthWest governors to tackle cases of insecurity in the region which existing security bodies have been unable to address.
” Operation Amotekun has come to stay irrespective of its legality as it is a result of meetings to curb menace in the region.
“Some people who have been sleeping all this time, taking belated actions while villages are been wiped out are now telling us this that people do not have right to flush out the evil ones among them which the exiting security outfits have not been able to do.”