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South West Governors, Federal govt finally take decision on Amotekun

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AMOTEKUN – The federal government and the Southwest state governors on Thursday, agreed to set up a legal framework to legalise the establishment of a regional security outfit, operation Amotekun.

Amotekun, an initiative of Southwest Governors, was first declared illegal last Tuesday by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami.

The agreement was reached after a closed-door meeting presided over by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, TVC reports.

Osinbajo met with the southwest Governors immediately after the expanded National Economic Council meeting.

Also in attendance at the meeting were the minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, and the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.

The meeting is coming 24 hours after the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, said Amotekun was not a threat to national unity.

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