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Oyo: We arrested 170 Northern migrants not terrorists, says Amotekun commander

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The Southwest security network codenamed Amotekun in Oyo State on Tuesday said the 170 northern travellers arrested are not terrorists and will be released to the police.

Newsband gathered that the travellers who were arrested in Bodija Market and detained near the axis were travelling from Zamfara en route to Ogere, Ogun State.

It was learnt that suspicion arose when 20 of the migrants took to their heels when they saw the Amotekun personnel.

The state commandant of Amotekun, Col Olayinka Olayanju (retd.), told Daily Trust in Ibadan on Tuesday that they were normal travellers but his men only arrested them because their movement was suspicious.

“It is true, but they are not members of the Boko Haram. They are normal travellers and we are working with other sister security agencies to release them to Ogun State Police Command since they claimed they are going to Ogere in Ogun state,” he said

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