Intercepted travellers are farmers, not terrorists – Oyo Police

The Oyo state Police Command has said all 147 passengers stopped at Bodija market were farmers and traders going to Ogere in Ogun State contrary to speculations they were terrorists.

A statement by Oyo Police spokesman, Adewale Osifeso, said the truck and its passengers were later escorted out and handed over to security personnel in Ogun State.

He clarified the travellers in the blue Iveco truck, BWR 143XD, driven by Abdulahi Aliu, 30, came from Namuda, Zamfara State to continue their enterprises in Ogere, Ogun state.

He also said a team of Police, DSS, and Amotekun operatives thoroughly searched the truck to rule out any chances that it had been used to transport inmates who escaped from correctional centres.

Eight motorcycles, bean bags and onions meant to be dropped off with their owners at Bodija market were discovered during the search.

Abdullahi Sanni

Abdullahi Sanni is a senior news reporter at SHO PEN ONLINE. He is a passionate writer with core interest in Politics, sports and economy reports. Abdullahi who studied mass communication at Kwara state polytechnic in Ilorin, is the 1st of six in his family. He's a multimedia journalist who has traveled far and wide in the course of his journalism career.

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