Police have reportedly released 80 Fulani “migrants” who were intercepted by Amotekun and Operation Burst security outfits in Ibadan, Oyo State.
At about 5pm on Sunday, the security operatives grounded a DAF truck with registration number Bauchi KTG 220 ZZ.
The vehicle, driven by one Auwalu Mustapha, was conveying about 80 passengers of Fulani extraction.
The passengers, who were with 25 cows and 13 motorcycles, were, according to Tribune, almost attacked by some hoodlums at the spot of interception.
But security operatives quickly drove them off to Agodi police station which is not far from the scene.
Police officers and men from the police station reportedly interrogated the strangers so as to know their mission and destination.
During interrogation, the Fulanis told the police that they were from Kano, and on their way to Ogun and Lagos for commercial motorcycle riding and cattle sales respectively.
A security source reportedly said that when searched, nothing incriminating was found with the Fulanis or in the vehicle that brought them.
Thereafter, they were escorted by police patrol team to the defunct tollgate at Ibadan end of Lagos-Ibadan highway, to make them leave peacefully, as they headed towards Lagos.
Oyo police spokesperson Olugbenga Fadeyi reportedly confirmed the story.