Police release 123 Jigawa men arrested in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command has released the 123 Northerners who were intercepted in a truck with 48 motorcycles by the State Environmental Sanitation and Special Offenses Task force.

The men were coming from Jigawa when they were rounded up by the Task Force amidst tension and anxiety in the state.

Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Bala Ikhana, who spoke with a Dailytrust correspondent, said after profiling of the men, nothing incriminating was found on them.

He said the suspicion and subsequent interception of the truck arose from the manner they came in, in large number sardined in a truck, adding that most of them were living in Lagos and went homes for the Eid-l-kabir celebration.

The PPRO spoke just as the Chairman of the Task force, Mr. Yinka Egbeyemi, explained that the interception on Friday was a proactive step to protect the state against any external attack.

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