Contrary to rumors that they were terrorists, the 147 passengers who were stopped at the bodija market yesterday were farmers and traders going to Ogere, Ogun state, according to the Oyo state police command.
In a statement signed by the public relations officer, Adéwálé osifeso, the state commissioner of police, Adebowale Williams, made this claim.
According to the release, the people traveling in the blue Iveco truck, BWR 143XD, piloted by Abdulahi Aliu, 30, came from Namuda, Zamfara state, to continue their enterprises in Ogere, Ogun state.
It also said that a team of police, DSS, and Amotekun thoroughly searched the truck to rule out any chance that it had been used to transport inmates who had broken out of jail in the nation.
Eight motorcycles, bean bags, and onions that were supposed to be dropped off with their owners at the bodija market were discovered during the search.
According to the statement, the truck and its passengers were later escorted out of the state and given to security personnel in Ogun state.