Ondo State Security Network Agency, Amotekun, Thursday arrested 151 suspected intruders with charms and combat training photos as they made their way to some states in the Southwest.
Among the arrested suspects are five women hiding behind sacks of beans and rice in two trailers discovered during a stop and search by men from the Amotekun Corps.
The commander of the Amotekun in the state, Chief Adetunji Adeleye, explained that the vehicles carrying the suspects had been intercepted following an intelligence report.
He said the vehicles around Sango, Akure/Ado Road were stopped by a team that was on ‘stop and search’ around 6:30 am because they got their movement suspicious.
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According to him, the drivers of the trailers they were transporting revealed that the suspects were from the states of Kastina, Kano and Jigawa and were on their way to the states in the Southwest.
He said all the suspects were cleverly hidden behind sacks of rice and said: “We intercepted two trucks carrying 151 people who were cleverly hidden behind sacks of rice and beans in a way that people may not know that this number of people in the trucks.
“When intercepted, we asked about their destinations. Some said Akure while others said Osogbo in Osun state. Although we haven’t profiled them yet, because none of them have a clue of what they were going to do or their mission. All they could tell us is that they entered the vehicle and came to Ondo State.
“During the search of the vehicles, we saw 10 bicycles and several dangerous charms. If we check and we find nothing about them, as long as they don’t have anyone ready to take them into custody in Ondo state, we will send them back to their different states.
According to Adeleye, “some of them claimed that they are from Kastina, Kano and Jigawa states, but about how they got together, they said they couldn’t find out, but they were taken to Akure in Ondo state by truck. transported.” However, this is not a good sign, given the safety warning in the Southwestern states.
“While we respect their rights as Nigerians, we are not sure what they are here for, but we still believe that when traveling, everyone should have a mission and destination where they are going.”