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MURIC accuses Amotekun Corps of intimidating other ethnic groups in the region

Amotekun Corps reportedly kills three as youths clash with the operatives in Oyo state

According to report reaching oyogist.com, The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has accused Amotekun, the South West regional security outfit, of intimidating other ethnic groups living and doing businesses in the region.

The group’s claim was contained in a statement made available to oyogist.com on Thursday by its director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola.

“Reports reaching us indicate that the South West regional security outfit, Amotekun, has been engaging in extra-judicial killings,” MURIC said.

“Among those killed without proper recourse to law were Akolade Gbadebo, a 400 level student of the University of Ibadan, who was killed on 26th December, 2020. Seven Fulanis were also reported killed at Ayete in Ibarapa North Local Government area of Oyo State on Monday, 11th January, 2021.

“We also have reports that vehicles coming from or going to the North are being stopped by members of the Amotekun corps. They order Hausa-Fulanis to disembark, search them and almost strip them naked.

“MURIC strongly condemns this act of stereotyping of a particular ethnic group.

“The intimidation of Northern travelers violates the spirit and letter of Section 41 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

“We believe that Amotekun can be useful in stemming the tide of insecurity in the South West without targeting any particular ethnic group,” MURIC alleged.

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