Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday evening secured a truce between the Federal Government and Southwest State governors, who have insisted on their creation of Amotekun security outfit, which the Federal Government had equally been insisting to be illegal.
As part of the truce, a meeting with the governors and Attorney- General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, presided over by Osinbajo, agreed that the controversial outfit be given a legal framework, to sort out all grey areas.
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammad Adamu, was also at the meeting which held in the Vice-President’s office.
Fielding questions from State House correspondents, after the parley, Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu said that the legal framework would complement the legal knits tied even before the outfit was established.
The governor stressed that the Inspector General of Police and other relevant security agencies were consulted before the launch of the regional security outfit.
Asked if he had reversed his opposition to the security outfit, Malami said that: “It is not about illegality, it’s about legality. We are now discussing about the legality of the group.
Operation Amotekun, formally known as Western Nigeria Security Network, was launched to combat banditry, kidnapping and other security challenges in the region.