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, the South-West security outfit Oyo state branch has intercepted a truck loaded with no fewer than 80 men suspected to be at the Iwo Road area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

The men, who were loaded in a truck were reportedly stopped by the corps and a quick search revealed some bows, arrows and daggers in the vehicle.

Apart from that, sources told our correspondent that there were about 25 motorcycles in the truck which also had cows.

Upon interrogation, the men were reported to have told the operatives that they were going to Lagos and Ogun States.

The search was said to have attracted residents who trooped to the scene, but to avoid crisis, the security agents were said to have led the truck and its occupants to the station at Testing Ground area in Iwo Road.

They were said to have been handed over to the at the station for further interrogation and search.

The Commandant of in Oyo State, Col. Olayinka Olayanju (retd.), When contacted confirmed the incident to our correspondent.

He said, “We arrested about 80 men in a truck. We found some bows and arrows and knives in the truck. They also had some cows and motorcycles there.

“We couldn’t carry out a thorough search because we had started attracting attention so we moved them to the station nearby.”

The PUNCH reported that Public Relations Officer in Oyo State, Mr Olugbenga Fadeyi, also confirmed the incident to its correspondent on the telephone.

He said, “Some persons were intercepted and they were taken to Agodi Station where they were profiled. They said they were from Wudil in Kano and were going to Lagos and some to Ogun State. They said they were taking the cows to the 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.”

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