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“We don’t have links with Boko Haram” – South West Okada riders
The southwest chapter of Amalgamated Commercial Motorcycle Owners and Riders Association (ACOMORAN) has debunked the allegation linking the commercial motorcycle operators otherwise known as okada with the radical Islamist sect, Boko Haram.
According to the South Western leaders of ACOMORAN, motorcyclists in the area are not members of the Boko Haram sect nor “willing tools” in their hands, stressing that all its members are law abiding citizens.
The National Secretary of the Association, Dr. Francis Banji Ayeni, while speaking after a meeting held in Sango-Ota weekend, expressed his displeasure over a report made by factional President of ACOMORAN, Muhd Sani Hassan in Abuja which alleged that the Okada riders in Nigeria were ‘willing tools’ in the hands of the Boko Haram sect.
The meeting was attended by leaders of the association in the region including the Chairman Board of Trustee, BoT, in the South West, Egunjobi Adeosun, state Chairman of the association, Akeem Adetola and others.