Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has made a U-turn on its stance on Amotekun, a security outfit launched by Southwest leaders.
MURIC had earlier described Amotekun as a Christian militia front and claimed that it is biased towards Muslims.
However, a statement issued on January 30 by its director Professor Ishaq Akintola sees MURIC saying:
“There are positive signals emerging from the Amotekun camp. We have seen that the initial haste to form a regional security unit has been reduced. They are sitting down to map out strategies,” Akintola said.
He also lauded the legal framework being put in place for the establishment of Amotekun.
“Among the positive signals reaching us from the Amotekun camp is the unofficial but reliable information that there are Muslims among the 7-man management team in one of the south-west states.
The government of the state of Osun has also declared that the operation is not designed to sideline Muslims. These revelations have informed our current stand on the issue,” Akintola said.