The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has spoken against the activities of the Western Security Network also known as Operation Amotekun.
MURIC slammed the outfit on allegations of extra-judicial killings and also ethnic profiling.
The Muslim group, however, expressed optimism that the outfit can be used in stemming the tide of insecurity in the South West without targeting any particular ethnic group
“Reports reaching us indicate that the South West regional security outfit, Amotekun, has been engaging in extra-judicial killings,” MURIC said in a statement signed by its Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola..
“Among those killed without proper recourse to law were Akolade Gbadebo, a 400 level student of the University of Ibadan, who was killed on 26th December, 2020. Seven Fulanis were also reported killed at Ayete in Ibarapa North Local Government area of Oyo State on Monday, 11th January, 2021.
“We also have reports that vehicles coming from or going to the North are being stopped by members of the Amotekun corps. They order Hausa-Fulanis to disembark, search them and almost strip them naked.
“MURIC strongly condemns this act of stereotyping of a particular ethnic group.
“The intimidation of Northern travelers violates the spirit and letter of Section 41 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
“We believe that Amotekun can be useful in stemming the tide of insecurity in the South West without targeting any particular ethnic group,” MURIC alleged.