The leaeder of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has called for the Odua People’s Congress (OPC) to take over the mandate given to the Amotekun.
Kanu made the call because, according to him, only OPC has the pedigree to engage the Fulani herdsmen.
Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Operation Amotekun, is a security outfit based in all the six states of the South Western, Nigeria, responsible for curbing insecurity in the region.
But the IPOB leader in a post on his Twitter handle on Friday, said Amotekun has been “politicalised” and wondered how they (Amotekun) with pump action and dane gun can engage the herdsmen who are with AK-47.
He wrote: “Amotekun has been politicalised. What a shame! How can Amotekun with Pump Action/Dane Gun engage the 4th most dangerous terror group in the world that has sophisticated weapons like AK-47? It’s time for an outfit with pedigree like Odua People’s Congress (OPC) to take over.”
Kanu made the post in reaction to the statement made by Bauchi State governor, Bala Mohammed, who defended the Fulani herdsmen for carrying AK-47.
In his defence for the herdsmen, Gov. Mohammed had said that they (herdsmen) had no option than to carry Ak-47 and defend themselves because the society and the government are not protecting them.
His comments have, however, attracted condemnation from different quarters, with many arguing that other Nigerians should be allowed to carry AK-47 since the governor is justifying it.