Soldiers intercept 73 northern youths headed for Imo State

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Nigerian soldiers duty at a checkpoint

MAKURDI – Operatives of the 72 Special Brigade of the Nigeria Army Makurdi the capital have apprehended 73 men all from at the Agan Toll Gate, Makurdi, while their way .

Briefing journalists , the brigades commandant, AD Alhassan said, the operation was based an intelligence report they received Monday night

According him, the young men were intercepted with 47 motorcycles loaded five trucks conveying some minerals like Led and Zinc from a Port Harcourt-based company.

Deputy Governor of the state, Mr Benson Abounu, was also present, commended the Special for their diligence and professional conduct.

He noted that despite the attempts evade arrest, the soldiers were able apprehend the trucks and arrest the men alleged that they were heading to ply the as motorcycle a state that has since banned motorcycles and tricycles from operating.  (Channels TV)