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Amotekun intercepts truck conveying Northern youths

Operatives of Amotekun Corps in Oyo State have intercepted a truck loaded with scores of youths from the North travelling to Ogun State.

It was gathered that the vehicle was conveying over 100 youths packed in the truck which reportedly took off from Zamfara State.

Our correspondent further learnt that the truck, which was heading to Ogere in Ogun State was stopped at around University of Ibadan-Bodija Road at about 4pm on Tuesday.

Some of the occupants of the truck were said to have jumped off and fled immediately they sighted the security men.

The interception reportedly caused panic among the people in the area, who believed that those arrested are terrorists or bandits.

In his remarks, the Commandant of Amotekun in Oyo State, Col. Olayinka Adeyanju (retd.), said those arrested could not be described as terrorists or criminals yet.

He said, “We did not arrest Boko Haram members or criminals. Those we arrested are here. Policemen are here, DSS operatives are here and the NSCDC men are also here.

“They are profiling them as I talk to you. We saw them in a truck and moving such huge number of people is suspicious and that was why we stopped them and brought them here.

“We arrested them and we invited other security agencies to come and profile them.

“With that, they will know if there is any of those who escaped from jail among them. They will find out their mission and where they are going to. They will be released if they are found to be  law-abiding citizens.”

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