Maigari Dingyadi, Minister of Police Affairs, says Operation Amotekun may become unconstitutional if it differs from the support rendered by the Federal government on security.
The police minister said this on Saturday, in an interview with newsmen in Sokoto, saying the southwest governors had good intentions in creating the outfit but the constitution bestowed the responsibility of national security on the Federal Government.
He said, ”The intentions of the Southwest governors are good. However, some people have expressed fears on the regional security force.
”Security is an exclusive responsibility of the Federal Government being supported at times by state governments and other organisations.
”If Operation Amotekun differs from the support being rendered by state governments to the Federal Government on security matters, then it is unconstitutional,” Dingyadi stated.
On minimising crimes, the Minister of Police Affairs said that Nigerians must reduce the desperation for money.
Dingyadi, “It is beyond doubt that some children, couples and relatives are discovered to have participated in the kidnap of their associates.
“All these occur in order to get money, and such magnitude of desperation is beyond ordinary crime.
”Though we have cases of kidnappings and other crimes in our society, the dimension it is now taking is worrisome,” Dingyadi said.