There was fear and apprehension in some parts of Ibadan on Tuesday when operatives of the Western Nigeria Security Outfit, otherwise known as Amotekun Corp intercepted 140 suspected northern travellers.
The travellers, 134 males and six females, were seen entering Bodija market around 1pm in a trailer filled with foodstuff to wide jubilation from other northerners.
It was gathered a trader at the plank market, who sighted the truck, alerted officers of the Amotekun Corps and Policemen, who later intercepted them.
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Sources said no fewer than 10 of the travellers escaped into the market before the arrival of Amotekun operatives.
Speaking with journalists at the Amotekun base in Ibadan, the plank trader, who sighted the truck with the travellers, said there was jubilation immediately the truck entered the market.
The source, who pleaded anonymity, said: “I was at Iyana Bodija around 1pm, when I saw the blue trailer carrying some Hausa and foodstuffs, there were many.