Amotekun intercepts truckload of Northern youths at Akure

Amotekun intercepts truckload of Northern youths at Akure

The Ondo State Security Network Agency, popularly known as Amotekun Corps, on Wednesday, February 16, intercepted over 60 young men of northern extraction travelling in a trailer loaded with rams and motorcycles at Iju, in Akure North Local Government Area of the state.

The young men, numbering 63, claimed to be coming from Gombe State and heading for Lagos before they were stopped by Amotekun officials.

It was gathered that the trailer with registration Number ‘Kano AB234BDJ’, was driven by one Salisu Ahmed.

Following their interception, the travellers were moved to the headquarters of the security outfit in Akure, the state capital.

The Commander of Amotekun Corps in the state, Adetunji Adeleye, disclosed that his men searched through the trailer.

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According to him, it was discovered that the long vehicle was conveying 63 persons, as well as about 240 rams, as well as 10 motorcycles registered with Yoruba names and 15 unregistered bikes.

Adeleye said the travellers would be made to provide evidence of ownership of the unregistered motorcycles after which they would be released to continue their journey.

He equally added that the security outfit was conducting an investigation into the development.

Meanwhile, the House of Reps has called for an investigation into recurring leakages of West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) question papers, resulting in cancellations by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC).

This followed the adoption of a motion by Rep. Benjamin Kalu (APC-Abia) at Wednesday’s plenary before the Reps, February 16, in Abuja.

Presenting the motion, Kalu said that WAEC was the body responsible for the administration, monitoring, supervision, as well as evaluation of WASSCE in Nigeria.

“On Sept. 15, 2021, in a notice issued by the Public Affairs Department; WAEC cancelled Physics 2 and 1 and Business Management 2 and 1 Examinations; which were originally scheduled for Sept. 15, 2021.

“The examination body cited leakages of some examination papers on social media; as a reason for the cancellation,” he said.

Kalu that WAEC had on many occasions cancelled the examination for similar reasons; saying that such cancellations were indicative of ineptitude on the part of the examination body.

Mr Areghan Patrick, Head of WAEC National Office in Nigeria; had claimed that the organisation was operating at a yearly deficit of N7 billion, ” he said.

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