Gloria Ogbu


Men of the Ondo State Security Network Agency also known as Amotekun, have intercepted another 168 suspected invaders with dangerous charms in two trucks.

This came barely three days after the corps arrested 151 suspected invaders with dangerous charms concealed inside bags of rice in Sango area, along Akure-Ado Expressway.

Speaking on the development on Monday, the Commander of Ondo Amotekun, Adetunji Adeleye, said the 168 suspected invaders were intercepted around Itaogbolu and Iju communities in Akure North Local Government Area of the state by his men, who were on ‘stop and search’ operation.

According to the commander, the suspects were coming from Kano and Jigawa states without any clear mission in Ondo State.

His words: “After the profiling of the earlier ones, we saw majority of them that did not have any case to answer off to where they came from but we found out that the influx of invaders still continued.

“On Sunday, our stop and search team saw these two trucks. They told them that they were on their way to Ondo State with cows after careful examination, we found out that they carefully concealed about 40 motorcycles with 168 people lying down beneath the motorcycles.

“The upper floor has cows, the middle has motorcycles wrapped and dismantled and on the lower floor, we have 168 people lying down, such that if you are not careful, you won’t observe it. So, we questioned where they were going and why they packed themselves and why they were avoiding people and they said they were coming to Ondo State. Upon interrogation none of them have address of where they are going, nobody invited them and we are becoming curious about these invasions. I called it invasion because you see over 100 able-bodied men concealing themselves under animals, it shows they are up to negative motives.”

The commander also said: “We have commenced profiling but we want to warn citizens of the state to be wary of strangers because nobody knows how many of such invaders had managed to enter the state. We saw these ones with charms which we are yet to ascertain what their mission.

“Those who own the motorcycles confessed that none of the bikes had papers and of course, they photocopied some papers but you can see one engine number in 30 motorcycles which clearly shows that they were forged documents. We will find out how they got the motorcycles and also find out their mission in the state. If they don’t have any credible thing to do in the state, we will send them back,” he declared.