The forty two northerners who came into Ondo state through Okitipupa in Okitipupa local government area of Ondo state on Thursday have been returned to their states of origin.

The presence of the northerners created unnecessary apprehension among residents of Okitipupa as their mission to the state was unknown.

While parading them in Akure, the commander of the Amotekun corps, Adetunji Adeleye said the men claimed they came for a private firm security training.

He said the explanation provided by the men and women was not satisfactory to the state government.

Adeleye said “These people who came from Jigawa and Kano states were said to have come for a mission unknown to government. Their agent was said to have invited them for a special training.

He said the people would be escorted by his men to the boundary of Ondo State.

The Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo, said the action of government was meant to ensure that they return safely to their bases.

According to him, government will continue to ensure that people whose mission is not cleared are not allowed to stay in the state.

The forty two persons were later led out of the state by men of the Amotekun corps as they were moved in different buses with their luggage.

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