The troops of the Nigerian Army stationed at a checkpoint at Karu, FCT, has intercepted a goat truck which was used in smuggling 84 nationals of the Niger Republic into Abuja on Friday.
The Sakaruyi of Karu, Emmanuel Kyauta, while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, stated that the Niger Republic nationals, packed in the goat and ram truck were arrested close to the Karu abattoir.
The Karu Chief stated: “I am glad they were arrested before they disembarked from the lorry that brought them because of their number and because the manner in which they came into the FCT is suspicious.
“How can 84 men of between the ages of 20 and 35 years leave their country for another without following the appropriate channel; and how can they dress the lorry to deceive people and the security operatives that the lorry is carrying only goats and sheep when 84 men were hiding under the animals?.”
The Karu cheif further called on residents of the community to be security conscious and help the police in safeguarding lives and properties in the area.