A Yoruba socio-cultural organization in Nigeria, Afenifere, has warned the Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari against the arrest of Southwest leaders over Operation Amotekun, adding that it awaits the arrest.
Afenifere spokesman, Yinka Odumakin said this in reaction to the call by Bello Abdullahi Bodejo, the National President of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, for the arrest of leaders of Amotekun by the federal government.
This online news platform understands that the Miyetti Allah National President had in an interview with The Sun Newspaper, applauded the Buhari government for declaring the regional security organization illegal while he sought the arrest of Yoruba leaders promoting the outfit.
However, reacting to Bodejo’s call, Afenifere spokesman said: “If herdsmen are the criminals in the Southwest, then, we have to drive them away; if they are the troublers of the Southwest, if they are the ones poaching and raping our women, if they are the ones who killed Fasoranti’s daughter, then there is the need to drive them out.
They will be driven out either by Amoketun or by something else because we need peace in our land; we have not gone to their land to kill them or to kidnap them.
“As for his call on the federal government to arrest the leaders of Amotekun, we dare them to come and do it. The last time they tested the will of Yoruba people was over the June 12 presidential election, and Nigeria was at war.
“It was that battle that drove the military away, so we are waiting for them with all pleasures to come and arrest them,” the Afenifere spokesman added.