Emerging report indicates that 18 Northern males have been arrested by the Ondo State Security Network Agency, Amotekun Corps, for allegedly storming the State without cogent purpose.
The Amotekun Corps stated that the arrested Northerners constitute a security threat, following the suspicious manner in which they were moving.
Parading the wanderers who were all young men, at the Headquarters of the Corps, in Alagbaka, Akure, the State capital, the Commander, Chief Adetunji Adeleye, disclosed that the suspects were first sighted along Ilesa-Akure expressway, adding that, they were trailed to Arakale road.
The Commander revealed that they hid themselves inside a trailer load of beans.
His words: “Our men while on duty, saw a suspected vehicle with a load of beans, and then trailed the vehicle to Akure. They stopped along Arakale road. While searching the vehicle, we realised they were not carrying only beans, but 18 young men.”
Speaking further, Adeleye emphasised that following the interception of the men, they failed to provide genuine answers to the questions posed to them, as regards their destination and mission in the State.
While stating that the suspects would be handed over to the Head of the Hausa community in the State, to take them back to their various destinations, Adeleye said that they could constitute nuisance in the State, if they were not intercepted.
He added that 30 others who were said to have arrived ahead of them would soon be apprehended, as he disclosed that the Corps had launched a search for them.
Reacting, the Leader of the Hausa community in the State, Bala Umaru, and Usman Bello, the Chairman, Miyetti Allah, said that they have decided to take them back to their various States.
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