Army Troops Intercept Explosives Ammunition In Cross River
Troops attempted to stop the vehicle at their checkpoint but the driver evaded the checking and zoomed off.
Troops of 13 Brigade operating under command of 82 Division, Nigerian Army on Tuesday, intercepted a Toyota Camry car with registration number JAL 492 AA, ladened with assorted munition while en route Utanga village towards Obudu Mountains in Cross River State.
In a statement signed by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, obtained by Afrika Eyes, said troops attempted to stop the vehicle at their checkpoint but the driver evaded the checking and zoomed off.
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The drivers recalcitrance compelled the troops to open fire on the tyres of the vehicle, thereby immobilizing it.
He said a thorough search conducted on the vehicle revealed it was conveying 72 Improvised Explosive Device chargers, 121 Dynamite Liquid, 200 rounds of 7.62 mm (NATO) and 82 rounds of 7.62 mm (Special) ammunition. Other items recovered in the intercepted vehicle are military uniforms and kits.
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He, however, urges the members of the public to continue to support the troops with credible information that will lead to stemming the tide of insecurity across the country.