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Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB leader, supports South-West’s Amotekun

The Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu has pledged support for the ‘Amotekun’ Security outfit recently launched by the South-West.

Kanu, in a recent broadcast, pledged to give maximum support to the initiative.

Indeed, the Federal Government declared the outfit ‘illegal’ citing that it was not backed by any law of the country.

The directive was met with stiff opposition from prominent leaders in Yorubaland, including Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka.

Kanu expressed readiness to supply manpower for the outfit.

Speaking in a live broadcast; “The final and definitive stance of the Biafran people is that IPOB will support Operation Amotekun with all our might.”

“Regardless of the history of politics of that may have existed between the East and the West in the past, we have sworn to work with this generation of Yoruba leadership with the likes of Pa Ayo Adebanjo, Yinka Odumakin, Femi Fani-Kayode and Omoleye Sowore at the helm.

“I will support this generation of Yorubas that set up Amotekun. IPOB will work with them. If they want one million men, I will give them to ensure this expansionism is stopped. We will support the Yorubas in all forms and by every means necessary.

“IPOB will back Amotekun Security Outfit. Amotekun is not going anywhere. They are here to stay and IPOB will support them,” he said.

Dele Fashomi
Dele Fashomi, seasoned journalist and communication teacher, is a holder of Master of Arts degree in Communication and Language Arts from the University of Ibadan in 1992/93. Earlier, he had bagged a Bachelor degree from the same university in 1984, after which he proceeded to the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos, in 1990, for a postgraduate diploma in Journalism. He had done many courses in communication, including the EU-BBC Editing Course in 2002. Mr. Fashomi combines effectively the practice, research and teaching of communication. And to date, he has published two academic works in communication: Issues in Communication Technology and Policy (2010) and Economic and Social Issues in Advertising and PR (2013). He had his first break in the Nigerian media in Concord Newspapers in 1990 and today, he has over two and half decades experience earned in several newspapers. He has been part of many start-ups, such as The Republic (1987), The Comet (1999), The Anchor 2001 - 2002; Sun Newspapers (2003); Westerner newsmagazine (2005 - 2010) as Editor; National Life (2011) as Sunday Editor, and Newswatch Newspapers (2012- 2016) as Daily Editor. Dele Fashomi is now the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of Newstide247.com newspaper online, which he started in July 2015. He is also into biography writing, with many books in his trail, some of which he wrote alone and one he co- authored with his mentor, Mr Dare Babarinsa, entitled:  Olabiyi Durojaiye - DARE TO BE DiFFERENT. He also guided and collaborated with Pa Olatunji Odusanya in writing his autobiography - AGAINST ALL ODDS. There are many other books in the works under his pen.
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