The controversy surrounding the creation of a security outfit for the South West, Amotekun, continues to grow. The one group which feels will be targeted the most by the outfit has denounced the outfit once more. In a statement released by it’s national president, Muhammad Kitowa, Nigeria’s cattle breeders association said that the association was severing ties with the Yoruba nation for going ahead with their Amotekun Security Network.
Kirowa speaking at Abuja says that the association and it’s affiliates will cease to support the political ambitions of the Yoruba people, saying that the much debated Amotekun Security Network was formed to disrupt cattle herders.
He said “We cannot be supporting those who are against us. The only reason for forming Amotekun is Fulani people, to drive us away from their land.
Tell me are we not all Nigerians?I have seen that the Amotekun boys have been armed. If they are armed, we have no choice than to arm cattlemen because they need to protect themselves from the danger which Amotekun will pose to them.
They cannot reject Ruga and also reject open grazing, they must choose one. All I can tell you now is that they are pushing us too far. They are really pushing us to the walls. We have held meetings with relevant government agencies and they promised to look into the issue.
How can they go ahead with Amotekun when the police issued them notice to stop? How can they ignore the President’s directive? I see that there is an evil motive behind this security network.
I heard they have also endowed them with charms to kill our cows. For any cow killed, their government will pay double for it. For every Fulani herdsman killed, violence will erupt. We have been oppressed for too long. It’s time to tell Yoruba people that we are not cowards and by Allah’s power, we will crush Amotekun and crush all their evil plots against the Fulani race.” He added.