Amotekun intercepts truck load of suspected armed herdsmen in Oyo




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Operatives of Security Network Agency codenamed Corps have intercepted a truck loaded with about 80 men suspected to be herdsmen at Iwo Road area of Ibadan, the capital.

The truck was stopped by of Corps and a quick search revealed some bows, arrows and daggers the vehicle.

Also about 25 motorcycles were also discovered the truck which also had .

Upon interrogation, the men were reported to have told the operatives that they were going to Lagos and Ogun States.

The search was said to have attracted residents who trooped to the scene, but to avoid crisis, the were said to have led the truck and its occupants to Agodi Police station.

They were said to have been handed over to the police at the station for interrogation and search.

But the Police while confirming the interception said no incriminating evidence was found on the suspects and have been led to the boundary of the state to continue journey.

Confirming the incident, the Commandant of Amotekun , Col. Olayinka Olayanju (rtd) said “We arrested about 80 men a truck. We found some bows and arrows and knifes the truck. They also had some and motorcycles there.

“We couldn’t carry a thorough search because we had started attracting attention so we moved them to the police station nearby.”


When contacted, the spokesperson for Oyo Command, CSP Olugbenga Fadeyi also confirmed the development.

He said, “Some persons were intercepted and they were taken to Agodi Police Station where they were profiled. They said they were coming from Wudil in Kano and were going to Lagos and some to Ogun State. They said they were taking the to the abattoir in Agege, Lagos.

“We didn’t find anything incriminating on them. They were released and escorted to the Gate area on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. They are no longer in Oyo State territory.”

The Nation