We sneaked into Ogun State bcause of hunger – Northerners

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Abdulqudus Ogundapo

Four Northern Youths who sneaked into Ogun State from Niger State have confessed that they found their way into the state in other to source for means of survival.

The northern youths were arrested on Tuesday in Abeokuta, the state capital by operatives of the NIgerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

The northerners identified as, Ayuba Musa, Luda Joshua, Amos Ibrahim and Samuel John made this confession while speaking with newsmen in Abeokuta.

The northern youths claimed that, they boarded a truck conveying foodstuffs from Kotangora in Niger State to Lagos and alighted at Ogere area of Ogun State.

They explained further that, after they highlighted at Ogere, they drove their motorcycle which was in the truck into Abeokuta before they were arrested.

They however pleaded not guilty, saying they were not aware of the lockdown order in the state.

Parading the northerners in Abeokuta, the State Commandant of NSCDC, Hammed Abodurin, said they were intercepted at Oke-Ilewo area of Abeokuta for violating the lockdown rules and being in the public without using face masks.

Abodurin cautioned truck drivers to desist from transporting people with no fixed address into the state.

The commandant however noted that, the northern youths would be handed over to the state mobile court for justice to prevail.

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