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The Lagos state government had cleared the air after intercepting
and arrested a truckload of 121 men and 48 motorcycles coming from jigawa
A statement signed by the commissioner of information and strategy
Mr Gbenga Omotosho says the arrest of 121 men from jigawa state by the state task force was a routine security check

The truck was apprehended by the Lagos state environmental
sanitation and special offences taskforce.
Omotosho revealed that
the suspects have been moved to the State Police Command on the directives
of the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Zubairu Muazu.
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He added that the
suspects would be profiled by police, after which they would be released, if
“nothing incriminating is established against them.”
Omotoso affirmed the
State Government’s commitment to the security and well being of law-abiding
residents of the State, noting that the mass movement of the arrested suspects
with 43 motorcycles aroused the suspicion of Lagosians who duly alerted men of
the State Task Force.
Mr Omotoso further
said that Lagos is a haven for law-abiding residents and foreigners with
legitimate intentions.
The Lagos State
Government allayed the fears expressed, especially on the social media that the
arrests were directed at a particular section of the country, stressing that
this is the handiwork of mischief-makers.
Part of the statement
read, “It must be emphasised that the checks and arrest made by men of the
Lagos State Task Force, was a proactive step, against speculated cases of Boko
haram insurgency and banditry attacks across the nation. The case on hand is
purely a security matter which the Lagos Police Command is capable of handling
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Meanwhile, the Lagos  state police command  said the 121 men only migrated to the state
for commercial purpose
This, it said was
revealed after it painstakingly searched the vehicle and found nothing
The police spokesman,
Dsp Bala Elkana in a statement said  they were equally profiled with a view to ascertaining who they are, where they
came from, their background and their mission in Lagos
Elkana said findings
shows they came from jigawa state, a northwestern region of Nigeria and are
mostly artisans, commercial motorcyclists and traders  
“We also found out
that some of them are already based in Lagos with their families while others
are coming for the first time”
He said they are in
the state searching for greener pastures adding that the police were satisfied
with their legitimate mission in the state have allowed them to proceed to
their various destinations
The spokesman said the command will not relent in its efforts to protect the lives and properties of
the Good people of Lagos state.

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