Oyo Amotekun Commander Warns Miyetti Allah Vigilante To Stay Off State

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Gen. Kunle Togun

The Chairman of Amotekun Corps in Oyo State, Col. Kunle Togun (rtd) has described as “illegal” and “rubbish” the plan by the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore to deploy its vigilante across the nation.

Togun, who is a former Director of Directorate of Military Intelligence (DMI) and ex-Deputy Director-General of the State Security Service (SSS), said that the group was not the Federal Government and therefore not empowered to deploy security personnel across the nation.

He emphasised that the vigilante would therefore not be welcomed in the state.

Recall that the vigilante was formally launched on July 25.

According to the National President of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Abdullahi Bodejo, the vigilante members are currently undergoing training and will be deployed nationwide at any moment after completion of their training.

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However, Togun stated that the Amotekun Corps in Oyo would never work or cooperate with the Miyetti Allah vigilante.

The retired colonel stated that no non-state actor was legally permitted to deploy security personnel across the country.

“I have no business with Miyetti Allah Vigilantes. They are not a state. So, how can they come and have vigilantes across the country?

“As far as I am concerned, that is illegal, and I am not going to cooperate with them. Of course, I don’t think my governor, the governor of Oyo State, and I don’t think any governor in the South West is going to have them in their states,” Togun disclosed.

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