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Lagos-Ibadan Exp kidnappings: S-West in danger

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TWO recent kidnapping incidents on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and in Ekiti State underline the growing insecurity in South-West Nigeria. At the Ibadan, Oyo State end of the expressway, suspected Fulani bandits attacked travellers on October 27, abducting five persons and killing several others. Two days after, seven bandits struck Irinele-Ekiti, …

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‘Challenge them’ Amotekun will not be allowed to cover Osun election, INEC, Police say


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the police authorities have insisted that the South-West Security Network, also known as Amotekun, will not be permitted to monitor the Osun State governorship election. This clarification came in response to complaints  that the Osun State government is planning to intimidate agents of …

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‘Asking too much’ Miyetti Allah seeks inclusion of Fulani, others in Amotekun, M-Belt kicks

THE Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, yesterday, called for the inclusion of its members and other ethnic groups in the Western Nigeria Security Network, codenamed Amotekun, in Oyo State, to overcome the language barrier, which sometimes causes misunderstanding. The call by MACBAN, however, elicited angry reactions from …

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‘Not an armed robber’ Amotekun officers threatened to kill me for questioning them, slain victim’s brother reveals

Habeeb Gbadebo, the 22-year-old younger brother of Akolade Gbadebo, a 400-level student of the University of Ibadan allegedly killed by Amotekun Corps officers in Oyo town, Oyo State, has said that the same officers threatened to also kill him for asking about his brother’s death. Habeeb noted that contrary to …

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Amotekun is strictly for Yoruba, Prof. Akintoye declares

As South-West states hold public hearings for the creation of the regional security outfits codenamed Amotekun, the Yoruba World Congress (YWC) has described Amotekun as “an exclusive Yoruba instrument of collective self-defence.” Yoruba leader, Prof. Banji Akintoye however said, “Those responsible for organizing Amotekun, for recruiting people into it, for …

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