Two trucks carrying 151 people to several states in the southwest were intercepted by Ondo State Security Network agents operating under the pseudonym Amotekun Corps.
On Thursday, August 5, 2022, at around 6:30 in the morning, the suspects—including five women who had hidden among the bags of rice and beans inside the trucks—were apprehended during a stop and search operation near Sango.
A comprehensive investigation revealed on the suspects images of fighting drills and dangerous charms.
It was learned that the corps responded in response to intelligence information indicating that terrorists were entering the Southwest States.
The suspects’ vehicles were stopped in response to an intelligence report, according to Akogun Adetunji Adeleye, the State Commander of Amotekun, who confirmed the situation.
According to him, the trailers’ drivers conveying them disclosed that the suspects were coming from Kastina, Kano and Jigawa states and were heading to the South West states.
“We intercepted two trucks conveying 151 people who were cleverly concealed behind bags of rice and beans in a way that one may not know that this number of people were tucked in the trucks,” he said.
“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
“While searching the vehicles, we saw 10 bikes and various dangerous charms. If we check and we do not find anything on them, 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
“Some of them claimed they are from Katsina, Kano and Jigawa states, but on how they came together, they said they couldn’t figure it out, but that they were conveyed on the truck down to Akure in Ondo State.This, however, is not a good sign, following the security warning in the South West states
“While respecting their rights as Nigerians, yet, we are not sure of what they are here for, we still feel that while travelling, anyone should have a mission and destination at where he or she is going to.” Adeleye added.