Islamic group, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has suggested the handlers of South-West safety outfit, Amotekun, to recruit Oodua Folks’s Congress (OPC) members.
MURIC Director, Ishaq Akintola, made the decision in an announcement on Monday.
He stated OPC was the one identified group that confronted the navy throughout the June 12 wrestle.
Akintola recalled that its leaders have been incarcerated throughout the wrestle for the actualization of Moshood Abiola’s “highjacked mandate”.
He famous that OPC performed an unforgettable position in bringing sanity to the South-West throughout the proliferation of armed theft assaults between yr 2000 and 2015.
“This was a interval when even the police relied on the OPC for neighborhood policing. Many armed theft suspects have been apprehended with the assistance of OPC and handed over to the police. The South-West owes the peace it enjoys at this time to the OPC. It’s our thought-about opinion that South-West governors shouldn’t neglect these heroes within the ongoing recruitment train into Amotekun.
“OPC members are in each ward in Yorubaland. They know the territory very effectively. They’re daring. In addition they have the expertise in confronting prison components. Many communities in Yorubaland at this time make use of OPC members as evening guards. They’re used to nighttime patrol and in a single day responsibility. They did it after they weren’t being paid one kobo. That is the time to compensate them. They are going to be extra dependable in combating criminality.
“Our suggestion is with out prejudice to the recruitment of seasoned safety personnel like retired troopers and ex-police officers. However members of OPC can be good foot-soldiers for Amotekun. The handlers can be ignoring OPC at their very own peril. OPC members shouldn’t be pushed to the background beneath the excuse that they aren’t ‘educated’. OPC supplied safety for the area up to now with out possessing certificates,” he stated.
MURIC reiterated the necessity for Amotekun to offer safety for all residents in Yorubaland with none ethnic or non secular stereotyping.