Men of the State Security Network Agency, Amotekun, have intercepted one other set of suspected invaders numbering 168 in Ondo State.
This is coming much less that 4 days after the corps intercepted 151 suspected invaders being conveyed into the state.
The newest suspects hid themselves beneath over 40 bikes and cows loaded in two vans.
While parading the suspects on the command headquarters on Monday, August 8, the state Commander of the corps, Chief Adetunji Adeleye, mentioned the suspects had been intercepted on Sunday, round Itaogbolu-Iju, in Akure North Local Government Area, by a staff on cease and search.
He mentioned the Amotekun males grew to become suspicious of the motion of suspects and stopped them solely to find a few of them hiding behind the cows.
Adeleye defined that the investigation revealed that the suspects had been coming from Kano and Jigawa states, claiming that they had been picked in teams alongside the street they usually had no vacation spot particularly.
“After the profiling of the sooner ones, majority of them that do not need any case to reply we, we noticed them again to the place they got here from however we discovered that the inflow of invaders nonetheless continues,” he mentioned.
“On Sunday, our cease and search staff noticed these two vans they informed them that they had been on their approach to Ondo State with cows. After cautious examination, we discovered that they fastidiously hid about 40 bikes with 168 individuals mendacity down beneath the bikes.
“The higher flooring has cows, the center has bikes wrapped and dismantled and on the decrease flooring, we’ve got 168 individuals mendacity down, such that if you’re not cautious, you received’t observe it.
“So, we questioned the place they had been going and why they packed themselves and why they had been avoiding individuals they usually mentioned they had been coming to Ondo State.
“Upon interrogation, lots of them do not need the handle of the place they’re going, no person invited them and we have gotten interested by these invasions. I referred to as it invasion since you see over 100 able-bodied males concealing themselves below animals, it exhibits they’re as much as unfavourable motives
“After investigation and profiling, if it doesn’t discover something on them and so long as they don’t have anyone that is able to take custody of them in Ondo state, the corps will ship them again to their numerous states
“We have commenced profiling however we wish to warn residents of the state to be cautious of tourists as a result of no person is aware of what number of of such invaders had managed to enter the system. We noticed a few of them with charms which we’re but to establish what the mission is
“Those who personal the bikes, they confessed that non of the motorbikes had papers and naturally, they photocopied some papers however you possibly can see one engine quantity in 30 bikes which clearly exhibits that they had been solid paperwork
“We will learn how they received the bikes and in addition discover out their mission in Ondo State. If they don’t have any credible factor to do within the state, we are going to ship them again.
Adeleye additional mentioned, ‘whereas respecting their rights as Nigerians, it nonetheless feels that whereas travelling, anybody ought to have a mission and vacation spot at the place she or he goes to
“As a Nigerian no matter geopolitical zone, you may have the appropriate to lawfully go to any a part of the nation however it’s the illegal half we’re contesting
“When you now transfer in a suspicious manner that may quantity to criminality, that’s the place it places you to query.” he added.