The presiding pastor Citadel global community church, formerly known as later rain Assembly pastor Bakare has said the debate on operation Amotekun is a reminder that Nigeria is yet to address its foundation issues.
In an address Titled, “ No amount of Ringworm Medicine can leprosy” which he delivered in his church yesterday (Sunday) and that which is monitored by Urban Express News online said the development shows that the nation could not sweep the foundation issues under the carpet unaddressed or run away from them.
As the cleric put further that the way forward for the nation was “to travel downwards to revisit the constitutional foundations.”
The opponents, on the other hand, particularly from the North, express fears of possible regional political motivations.
“These are clear indications that the issues we swept under the carpet in past decades are still staring us in the face”.
“We cannot continue to hide under the umbrella of one finger. It is time to address the underlying issues of nationhood and reset Nigeria on the path to predictable progress. No amount of ringworm medicine can cure leprosy.”
We must not lose sight of the main issue in the Operation Amotekun debate, which is that the current mono-level security architecture has proved inadequate to combat the security challenges that confront not just the South-West but every zone in our nation, security challenges such as kidnapping, herdsmen attacks, cattle rustling, terrorism and the porosity of our borders.
We must not forget the fact that tens of thousands have lost their lives to criminal elements who have taken advantage of the national security gaps in the respective zones of our federation.
This is why I believe that, although the efforts of the South-West governors towards taking responsibility for the security of the zone are commendable, our nation needs a more strategically effective approach to national, regional and local security.”