Osun Muslims makes U-turn, backs Amotekun

Osun Muslim Community, a group that had initially opposed Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Amotekun, has backed the security initiative.

Recall that the group had in a statement signed by its President and Secretary of the group, Alhaji Mustafa Olawuyi and Hashim Olapade respectively, made available to our correspondent on Monday, said it would never support one-sided security outfit, claiming that it was at variance with the Constitution.

However, in another statement signed by its President, Alhaji Mustafa Olawuyi, obtained in Osogbo on Thursday, the OSMC said after interaction between the authority

of Amotekun outfit and Muslim Community in the state, there was a “proper understanding of the issue among all the stakeholders.”

The statement further read, “We want to allay the fears of the teeming population of the Muslims that the outfit has no plan to marginalize or shortchange the interest of Islam and Muslims. No one would be put in darkness whenever the operational structure and guidelines are out before implementation.

“Everyone agrees that the security situation is bad and needs to be addressed collectively and urgently. It was also agreed that proper planning is highly essential to avoid hijacking the process for other strange purposes.”

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