OYO, Nigeria – The Alaafin Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi on Sunday has said the Amotekun regional security outfit cannot be successful without working with the Department of State Services, Police and the Miyetti Allah group.
The Royal Father, while hosting leaders of the Fulanis in Oyo State at his Palace in Oyo, berated recent reports of attacks against the Fulani communities by Amotekun.
“Amotekun cannot work successfully without the DSS, Police, VGN and including that of Miyetti Allah,’ he said.
Amotekun has been under scrutiny of late over reports of human right abuses.
The Alaafin in his address to the Fulani faulted the generalisation adopted against the Fulanis.
He explained that the nomadic Fulanis are different from the settled Fulani Communities in the state.
“A lot of people in the Yoruba land do not know that Fulani are different from one another, there are those into trading, and also those settlers that are into cattle rearing and also those that roam about from Niger, Burkina Faso, this set also trouble those Fulanis in our midst, they are a problem to all of us including the Fulanis.
“The word Fulani is like saying Yoruba if an Ekiti man does something wrong they will say Yoruba, if Lagos man does something, they will say Yoruba,” Alaafin said.