Osun hunters tackle Amotekun over alleged N29m lockdown debt

MEMBERS of Hunters Group of Nigeria in Osun State, has pulled out of South West Security Network codenamed Amotekun Corps, citing lack of confidence in the leadership.

Addressing newsmen in Osogbo on Thursday, the state Chairman of the group, Nurein Ahmed, said the leadership of Amotekun owed hunters N29m that worked during the lockdown imposed by the state government in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak in 2020.

Ahmed, who said the decision of the group not to join Amotekun was not reversible, unless a change in leadership was effected, added that hunters in the state had taken oath to support Oyetola administration and ensure maximum security in the state.

He demanded payment of the outstanding allowances of hunters that worked during the lockdown and further said the group would continue to assist other security agencies in providing security across the state.

Ahmed said, “I want to state here that many of our members were selected for recruitment into Amotekun in Osun, but we have resolved not to be part of the group.

“With the number of hunters that we deployed and the number of days that we worked, our allowances should be N44m, but when the then leadership of Amotekun wanted to pay us, we were paid about N15m. We can’t continue to work under such a man.”

The Secretary of Amotekun Board in Osun, Mr. Hassan Agbelekale, had yet to react to the message sent to him on the issue as of the time of filing this report. PUNCH

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