Students from the South West zone under the aegis of National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), on Tuesday, held a rally in Akure to drum up support for the Western Nigeria Security Network, codenamed Operation Amotekun.
The students, armed with placards and numbering hundreds, said they would not fold their arms on the state of insecurity in the region, adding that people should stop playing politics with the security of zone.
Their advocacy is coming at a time there is ongoing controversy over the launch of the security outfit by the South West governors.
The federal government through the Attorney General of the Federation(AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami had declared the security outfit illegal.
But the students vowed to continue the process(organising rallies), until the federal government reverses itself on recognising the security outfit.
The Zone D coordinator of the student body, Odunayo Lowe, who spoke on behalf of the students said they will not hesitate to shut down every school campuses in the South West if the opposition against Amotekun persists.
He said: “The largest (NANS) constituency is telling whoever that maybe concerned that this Amotekun must remain because our lives are very important to us, and they are just seeing the peripheral now because at a particular point in time, we will not hesitate to move to all the South West campuses to shut them down.”