He recently revealed this at the inauguration of Amotekun in Abeokuta, the State capital, and Nigerians have been reacting.
According to him, the men and officers of the corps should avoid trampling on the rights of the people, because they will not be allowed to replace the notorious police.
He added that the police are too jealous of their position and that is why they seem to be negating the formation of the security outfit.
His words, “The unique swagger stick of the Governor Abiodun and the head of Amotekun, differs drastically from either the police or the military swagger stick. “It is symbolic, it’s unique, it’s aesthetic and it just says we are different and I think that message, the aspect of it I want the security to understand is that it is not a replacement for you.”
“So, be happy and welcome them within your ranks and work with them.”
“I want the Amotekun team to understand that we will be watching you as representatives of the civil society group, we will be watching you very closely to make sure that you do not trample on the rights of citizens.”
“You have been created to assist them, to protect them, to be part of them, to live inside them, to gather information, to say to the police, the military, we cannot handle this, but we have seen this, would like to take a look and assist?”
“You are not here because you now have a uniform to start behaving like some other security agencies. You have to set an example to say that you are a civic unit.”
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