Former military president Ibrahim Babangida has warned South West Governors to have a rethink regarding the establishment of regional security forces, called Amotekun.
Forces are mounting against the idea with the military insisting it would not work with the regional security arrangements.
The federal Government is not also in support of the establishment of the security forces.
The retired military General wants to go with the Nigerian government, saying it is needless for the Governors to start a programme they will not be able to sustain.
He insisted that establishing a security forces aside the existing one is not viable.
“If you ask me if this arrangement is viable, I will say no,” the General began. “It is not viable and sustainable because I don’t know where those governments would get the money to run such a security forces. You are going to pay for the men and machines and the question is can you sustain that without any help from the Federal Government in terms of funding.”
He said there would be some kind of overlapping of functions with the existing security forces.
“We have the Nigerian Police, we have the Military, there is National Security and Defence Corp; we have existing structures who can handle our security challenges,” he added.