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MURIC wants OPC members recruited into ‘Amotekun’

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Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has advised the handlers of the South West security outfit ‘Amotekun’ to recruit members of the Oduduwa People’s Congress, OPC, into the security outfit.

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MURIC Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, made the call in a statement on Monday.

“We advocate for the recruitment of members of Oduduwa People’s Congress (OPC) into the new South West security initiative code-named ‘Amotekun’.

“OPC deserves that preference because it was the only known militant organisation which confronted the military during the June 12 struggle.

“Their leaders were incarcerated on account of the just struggle for the actualisation of MKO Abiola’s high-jacked mandate,” he said.

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He said the OPC also played a central and unforgettable role in bringing sanity to the South West during the proliferation of armed robbery attacks between year 2000 and 2015.

“Many armed robbery suspects were apprehended with the help of the OPC and handed over to the police.

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“It is our considered opinion that South West governors should not forget these heroes in the ongoing recruitment into Amotekun,”he said.

”Amotekun” (Leopard), is a security outfit based in all the six states of the South West, responsible for curbing insecurity in the region.

It was founded on January, 9 in Ibadan.


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