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Army Troops Intercept Explosives Ammunition in Cross River

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Nigerian Army

Idris Abubakar

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.

This was contained in a statement by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu.

According to the statement, troops deployed at Forwarding Operating Base Amana attempted to stop the vehicle at their checkpoint but the driver evaded the checking and zoomed off. The driver’s recalcitrance compelled the troops to open fire on the tyres of the vehicle, thereby immobilizing it.

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.

Nigerian Army urged members of the public to continue to support its troops with credible information that will lead to stemming the tide of insecurity across the country.

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