Men of Oyo State Security Network Agency known as Amotekun have 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 herdsmen who were loaded in a truck were reported to have told the Amotekun operatives that they were going to Lagos and Ogun States. A quick search by the Amotekun corps also revealed some bows, arrows and daggers were found in the vehicle.
They were said to have been handed over to the police at the station for further interrogation and search. Confirming the news, the Commandant of Amotekun in Oyo State, Col. Olayinka Olayanju (retd.), said: “We arrested about 80 men in a truck. We found some
bows and arrows and knifes in the truck. They also had some cows and motorcycles there. “We couldn’t carry out a thorough search because we had started started attracting attention so we moved them to the police station nearby.”
Mr Olugbenga Fadeyi, the Police Public Relations Officer in Oyo State, also confirmed the incident. He 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.”