Nigeria Police Force, Oyo State Command has said that the 147 passengers that were intercepted at Bodija Market on Tuesday, are farmers and traders heading to Ogere, Ogun State as against speculations that they are terrorists.
The state Commissioner of Police, Adebowale Williams stated this in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer, Adéwálé Osifeso on Wednesday.
The statement explains that the passengers of the blue Iveco truck, driven by one Abdulahi Aliu, 30, are from Namuda, Zamfara State to continue their businesses in Ogere, Ogun State.
It says further that the truck was thoroughly searched by combined team of Police, DSS and Amotekun to eliminate possibilities of ferrying escapees from any recorded jailbreaks in the country but
nothing incriminating was found.
The search revealed that eight motorcycles, bags of beans and onions that were to be dropped off with their ehicle.
owners at Bodija Market were found in the vehicle.
The statement adds that the truck and its passengers were later escorted out of the state and handed over to security operatives in Ogun State.