Bola Bamigbola, Osogbo
Another set of 63 northern youths heading to mining sites in Ilesha and Ile-Ife have been intercepted in Ikire, Osun State.
Fifty-three of the youths, aged between 16 and 23 years hidden in a truck, were intercepted by men of Amotekun Corps on enforcement of border closure in Ikire town.
Director-General of Amotekun Corps in the state, Mr Amitolu Shittu, while speaking to Saturday PUNCH, on Friday, explained that another 10 youths were stopped after they disembarked from the vehicle that conveyed them to the state.
Shittu said the youths identified themselves as labourers who worked in mining sites in Zamfara State.
He added that the youths were heading to mining sites in Ilesha and Ile-Ife.
“Our men at a roadblock in Ikire intercepted the truck where 53 youths from Zamfara were hiding, and while they were being checked, another 10 youths from the same state who were about to walk past the roadblock were also stopped.