The 123 northern youths who were intercepted and arrested earlier today by the Police and officers of the State Environmental Sanitation and Special Offenses Task force, have been released.
According to a report by Daily Trust, the men were coming from Jigawa state when they were rounded up by the task force.
The command’s spokesman, DSP Bala Ikhana said after profiling of the young men, nothing incriminating was found on them.
On his part, the chairman of the task force, Mr. Yinka Egbeyemi, explained that the interception on Friday, August 30 was a proactive step to protect the state against any external attack.
“While my team was on operation, we got information from the public that some people had entered into Lagos in trailer loaded with over 300 people. We swiftly responded to the alert and trailed the truck from Berger area to Agege.We eventually intercepted the truck which carried no few than 123 men and 48 motorcycles. “We have interrogated most of the truck’s occupants; from the information we gathered, some of them said they were coming from Jigawa state, with 48 of them claiming to own seized motorcycles.The rest of them said they came to Lagos in search of greener pasture.”