Amotekun again arrested truckload of Fulani Herdsmen heading to Lagos,Ogun

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Amotekun, the South-West security outfit Oyo state branch has intercepted a truck loaded with no fewer than 80 men suspected to be Fulani herdsmen at the Iwo Road area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

The 80 men who were arrested by the Amotekun corps after a quick search revealed some bows, daggers, and arrows in the vehicle.

Apart from that, sources told our correspondent that there were cows and about 25 motorcycles in the truck.

After some interrogation, the arrested men were reported to have told the Amotekun operatives that they were going to Lagos and Ogun States.

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

Col. Olayinka Olayanju (retd.), the Commandant of Amotekun in Oyo State, When contacted confirmed the incident to our correspondent.

Col. Olayinka Olayanju (retd.), said, “We arrested about 80 men in a truck. We found some bows and arrows and knives in the truck. They also had some cows and motorcycles there.

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

The PUNCH reported that Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi, the Police Public Relations Officer in Oyo State, also confirmed the incident to its correspondent on the telephone.

Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi, 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 cows to the abattoir in Agege, Lagos.

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

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