The Lagos State Police command has released the one hundred and twenty-one (121) male passengers from Jigawa State, North West Nigeria being conveyed in a truck to Lagos alongside forty-eight (48) motorcycles.
It will be recalled that at about 12 noon on Friday, a team of police men attached to Lagos State Taskforce on Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences, Oshodi while on traffic enforcement duty, along Moshalashi Road, Agege intercepted a truck, with Registration Number JIGAWA HJA-680-XA, loaded with One Hundred and Twenty One (121) male, aged between 16 and 35 as well as forty eight (48) motorcycles.
Speaking on their release, the spokesman of the command, DSP Bala Elkana revealed that the vehicle and the passengers were released as nothing incriminating was found on them after they were subjected to a thorough search.
Elkana added that they were profiled with a view to ascertaining who they were, where they came from, their background and their mission in Lagos.
He said,” They all came from Jigawa State, North West region of Nigeria and are mostly artisans, commercial motorcyclists and traders. Some of them are already based in Lagos with their families while others are coming for the first time. They are in the state in pursuit of greener pasture.
“The Police being satisfied with their legitimate mission in the State have allowed them to proceed to their various destinations. The command will not relent on its efforts to protect the lives and properties of the good people of Lagos State.”
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