Kwara intercepts fruit truck carrying 50 passengers

A truck loaded with fruits with about 50 persons comprising women, men and young children hidden underneath the fruits has been intercepted by Kwara State Police Command.

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the travellers who were coming from Zamfara State were immediately sent out of the state.

Reacting to the development, the spokesperson of the command, Ajayi Okasanmi in his Twitter handle yesterday evening disclosed that the people hid beneath load of fruits inside a truck in an attempt to deceive law enforcement agents.

He said the efforts were made possible through "actionable intelligence", adding that the people had been sent back to Shinkafi in Zamfara State where they said they were coming from, on the directives of Police Commissioner Kayode Egbetokun.

"At about 8:30am, acting on actionable intelligence, men of the Kwara State Police Command intercepted a trailer loaded with supposed fruits but hidden beneath the fruits were women, men and young children, totalling 50, being trafficked from Shinkafi in Zamfara State to Ogbomoso.

"Police Commissioner Egbetokun has directed that they be escorted back to Kwara State border with Niger State from where they said they came through," the statement said.

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