Men of the Ondo State security network agency, the Amotekun Corps, have apprehended over 150 suspected invaders of northern extraction in Akure, the state capital.
It was gat.d that the corps made the arrest while acting on intelligence on the incursion of terrorists into the South- West of Nigeria. The suspects included five women, hidden behind beans and rice bags inside the trailers.
They were intercepted around the Sango area of Akure-Ado Expressway by the operatives of the corps who were on ‘stop and search’ on Thursday as they became suspicious of their movement.
The trailers’ drivers conveying them said they were coming from Kastina, Kano and Jigawa states, claiming that they picked the invaders in groups heading to South West states.
Confirming the report, the State Commander of Amotekun, Akogun Adetunji Adeleye said the suspects were cleverly concealed behind bags of rice. Upon interception, we asked of their destinations, some said Akure while others said Osogbo in Osun state. Although, we have not completed profiling them, as none of them has an idea of what they were going to do or their mission. All they were able to tell us is that they entered the vehicle and came to Ondo State.When the vehicles were searched 10 bikes and various dangerous charms were found,” he said.
Akogun Adeleye however stressed that while respecting their rights as Nigerians, yet, “we are not sure of what they are . for, we still feel that while traveling, anyone should have a mission and destination at w. he or she is going to. As long as they don’t have anybody that is ready to take custody of them in Ondo state, we will send them back to their various states.”
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