OYOGist.com has learned that hundreds of youths on Friday marched against the passage of the Amtotekun bill by the Lagos State House of Assembly.
Helmed by Chief Oloketuyi Joshua, the youths under the aegis of Yoruba Appraisal Group (YAG) crippled economic activities in Agege area as they insist Amtotekun, a South-West security outfit is a camouflaged instrument to perpetrate crime and make political gains for a few individuals.
The protest started at the Women Development Centre in Agege through to the Lagos State Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja.
Joshua maintained that the concerns highlighted by the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mallami Abubakar, former Governor of old Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, amongst others cannot be overlooked.
“Amotekun has been hijacked by those who don’t mean well for Yoruba land and the country at large. They plan to hide under the guise of providing security to cause mayhem in the country, ” Joshua said.
He said that all they want was to hijack control of security architecture adding that the individuals which he refused to name have successfully achieved with the security outfit.
He added that the security Initiative is a healthy development, which ordinarily, no right- thinking person should opposed, saying indications are clear enough to discern that Amotekun will eventually become the Frankenstein monster that the country won’t be able to control.
“Having another rebellion from South West would be one crisis too many for a country still struggling to combat the Boko Haram insurgency in the North East, Banditry and Cattle rustling in the North West and North Central area as well as militancy in the South South.
“The plans is that once Amotekun gains foothold in the region, the new promoters and their foreign sponsors will now show their real colour, real intention by hounding other ethnic groups in the South West in the name of providing security in the region.
“In the process embark on a sort of ethnic cleansing and ultimately expelling other Nigerians from Yoruba land through force and violence, the backlash of which will be retaliation in the other region” he said.