13 persons of “northern extraction” have been intercepted in a truck, which was conveying them to Akure, by the Ondo State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).
The persons, who were arrested on Saturday, were said to be hidden in the midst of goods in a truck , before they were intercepted at FUTA junction.
According to a statement issued by the Head of Operation, FRSC in Ondo State, Olusegun Ogungbemide, and signed by the state Sector Commander, Rotimi Adeleye, said the patrol team of the command, who promptly responded to the call of a sensitive member of the public, intercepted the vehicle at South gate junction of the Federal University of Technology, Akure on Saturday.
The statement reads in part: “Today Saturday, our patrol team intercepted a truck conveying about 13 male youth from outside the state into Akure the capital of Ondo state.”
“The driver of the vehicle claimed to have picked the boys suspected to be of Northern extract on his way from Ibadan, Oyo State.”
It also noted that “the Nigeria Police and Ondo state COVID-19 monitoring team were invited and the boys were handed over to them.”
“The Nigeria Police and state task force on COVID-19 promised to lead them out of the state accordingly.”
Few days ago, the Ondo state task force on COVID-19 apprehended about 20 people, including men, women and children coming all the way from Sokoto State in Akure.