Police discharge 123 men kept for 'looking suspicious' In Jigawa state

On Friday, August 30, 2019, Lagos State Task Force  held onto the truck passing on the 123 men with their bikes after individuals from the open raised security worries about the way with which the men "acted". 

Talking on the arrival of the men, the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana in an announcement said the truck, with Registration Number JIGAWA HJA-680-XA was captured and looked. 

He included that the men and their vehicles were looked however nothing implicating was found. 

"They were profiled with the end goal of finding out what their identity was, the place they originated from, their experience and their central goal in Lagos. 

"They all originated from Jigawa State, North West Region of Nigeria and are for the most part craftsmans, business motorcyclists and dealers. 

"Some of them are now situated in Lagos with their families while others are seeking the first run through. They are in the state in quest for greener field," Elkana said. 

He included that the Police was happy with its authentic mission in the State and enabled the men to continue to their different goals. 

One of the confined men, Shuaibu Haruna, during cross examinations had told the police that he left Jigawa to work in Lagos with his cruiser. 

He said he proposed to remain in Isolo zone, where he had effectively paid N7,000 as settlement charge. 

Another tenant of the truck, Mohammed Ibrahim, said he left his base in the north to keep himself occupied subsequent to completing his ranch work. He said he was going to Badagry to join his sibling.

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