Yoruba Elders under the aegis of Yoruba Council of Elders has said the federal government is frustrating the Amotekun corps launched by the six states in the south west region.
Speaking on Tuesday after a meeting of the council held in Ibadan, Col. Ade Agbede (rtd), expressed concerns on the activities of bandits in parts of Ondo state.
“We, elders in the South West are worried about the continued insecurity, particularly in the South West zone of the country. We also expressed our displeasure over the continued bamboozling of our security plans, particularly the issue of Amotekun to which they(FG) are raising a competing community policing, which they knew all these years and they did not practise until this Amotekun was brought to bear.
“We also note with serious concerns the rate at which bandits are taking over all parts of the South West, starting from Ilora, Akoko, Remo and other places and the level of impunity by which these bandits operate. We are also not very comfortable by the silence of FG over the operations of these bandits” he stated.