A viral video of armed men believed to be members of the Amotekun vigilante group arresting school children for behaving like Naira Marley has caused an uproar on social media. The video shared by Kayode Ogundamisi on Saturday showed the school children packed into a Toyota Hilux van.
A woman running a commentary in the video claimed that the children (in school uniforms) were all taken from the bush. She said one calls himself Naira Marley. “These ones are criminals in the school … bad influence on others,” she said.
Here is the full video:
— Káyò?dé Ògúndámisí (@ogundamisi) January 23, 2021
While the teacher in the video seems to think this is a good move, Twitter users have mixed reactions. Most of them are outraged at the incident.
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See what people are saying about Amotekun arresting school children:
This is absurd to say the least. Is Àmòtékùn a moral police?! What crime specifically warrants this illegal parade? “Behaving like Naira Marley” is not only ambiguous but subjective. The parents of the kids can sue them & their co-travelers abusing the terms of reference. https://t.co/W6ezecTKkk
— SEGA L’éveilleur®? (@segalink) January 23, 2021
You use guns to pick up kids in JSS 2 because they’re fans of Naira Marley?
I hate this country
— Roviel ? (@ObongRoviel) January 23, 2021
Amotekun arresting and Using guns to pick up kids in junior school because they behave like Naira Marley. This country is really fuked up!!!
— Azeez Olajide ? (@zeezish_) January 23, 2021
Here is one of the few tweets that support the action:
I have seen videos were NYPD officers arrested or pretended to arrest errant minors just to keep them in check and teach them a lesson. I think it was only meant to be a scare tactic.. Amotekun served those kids right. Naira Marley character shouldn’t be brought to school. Never
— ???????? (@Mohnice_) January 23, 2021
Do you think it is right for Amotekun to arrest school children because they chose to behave like Naira Marley?