The Buhari Regime has opposed the establishment of ‘Operation Amotekun’ by South-West states, branding it as an illegal institution. The government, through the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, said that the group runs contrary to the provisions of the Nigerian laws. Malami added that no state government haf the right to set up any form of organisation to protect its territory without approval from the federal government. A statement by Malami reads, “The setting up of the paramilitary organisation called Amotekun is illegal and runs contrary to the provisions of the Nigerian law. “The constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) has established the army, navy and air force, including the police and other numerous paramilitary organisations for the purpose of the defence of Nigeria.