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I cannot reduce security mission to protect Osun to petty issues – Amotekun Field Commander

The Field Commander, Osun Amotekun Corps, Amitolu Shittu has dissociated himself from a statement credited to him in a newspaper report that the corps would not tolerant indecent dressing and abuse of language.

He described the statement as only misleading but a failed attempt to give Amotekun a bad name in the eye of the public.

In a statement personally signed and made available to Daily Mail on Friday, the Amotekun Field Commander, stated that he would never lead a security organization that will violate human rights.

The statement reads in parts, “My attention has been drawn to a damaging but hatchet report credited to Independent Newspapers that myself, Jagunmolu Amitolu Shittu and the field commandant of Amotekun Corps Osun when our full operation commence will not tolerate indecent dressing and bastardization of Yoruba language at the empowerment program organised by Hon. L. B Ayeni .

“Ordinarily, I would have ignored the report, but for the image of Amotekun Corps and the effort of the success story since the inauguration of Amotekun, I must set the record straight for posterity sake.

“As a leading human rights activist with over 30years record in human rights and democratic movement, I can never lead a security organization that will violate human dignity in defence of our people.

Moreover, as a man whose conviction on rule of law is unquestionable, I cannot willfully violate the extant law and guideline that created the Amotekun corps with its mandates clearly stated in the Amotekun Law as passed by Osun State House of Assembly.

“And finally as a well travelled human rights crusader that has traversed all the continent of the world in pursuit of human rights, I cannot reduced the security mission to protect our state to a petty approach to indecent dressing.

“I therefore will like to state clearly that the report was not only misleading, but a failed attempt to give Amotekun a bad name in the face of our people. I never said that, I won’t ever say such and I seek all genuine patriot to support Amotekun Corp for a secure region, as security by all will act as a shield for all” Shittu said.

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