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Gun-wielding soldiers ransack vehicles

Soldiers-360x228Travellers to Ekiti, Ondo and Osun states were briefly delayed on Wednesday as gun-wielding soldiers manning strategic points on the highway stopped their buses for search.

The soldiers peeped into the boots of the buses, asked the drivers about the contents of the bags and thereafter waved to them to drive on upon being satisfied with the responses.

The driver of a Hiace bus who drove at a high speed had to suddenly apply the brakes at Ita Ore Junction en route Ekiti when a soldier menacingly pointed his gun at him.

One of the passengers travelling to Ekiti State, Mr. Solomon Ilori, told our correspondent that he noticed the presence of the soldiers on Monday when he was travelling to Oyo State.

He said, “I know it is because of the election holding on Saturday. I think the soldiers are trying to make sure that everything works well. I hope they know that they should also check the people entering the states apart from the vehicles.”

The drivers of some trucks were delayed for sometime by the soldiers who demanded to know what they were conveying.

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