Amotekun, the new security outfit set up by South-West governors has been described as an elusive way to establish a Christian dominated state police in the region.
The Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria made this claim on Wednesday in Oshogbo, the Osun State capital.
The group’s vice president, Sheikh Abdurrasheed Hadiyatullah, who spoke to newsmen on this matter, claimed that Muslims are in the majority in the South-West, and wondered why Amotekun would be allegedly designed and determined from the Church.
“The Amotekun program is viewed as a subtle method of further Christianization of the Southwest by its promoters in their usual manner of having political power dominance over the Muslims in the region.
“It is another elusive way of establishing a ‘Christian-dominated State Police Force whose affairs would be designed and determined from the Church at the expense of the Muslims majority in the region.
“Provision of effective safety for lives and property of the people at any point in time is a collective responsibility one that is devoid of any iota of elements of religious, ethnic and primitive bigotry; a type of a garment that Amotekun presently but unfortunately wears.
“Issues of security of the peoples ought not to be premised on the altar of politics and personal interests as doing such would amount to building an empire on mere propaganda and the figment of the imagination of the gullible. It stands to collapse shortly after its creation.
“Any form of the Christian agenda camouflaged as a security outfit, such as the Amotekun, where the Muslims population from the Southwest and in the country at large is viewed as a target is an act of injustice, unfairness, inequality, barbarism, savagery and wickedness taken too far and therefore outright unacceptable and thereby condemned in its entirety,” Hadiyatullah said.
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