Nigerian Army Intercepts Explosives in Cross-River
Eme Offiong/ Maryrose Onuigbo
Troops of 13 Brigade operating under command of 82 Division, Nigerian Army on Tuesday, 21 June 2022, intercepted a Toyota Camry car with registration number JAL 492 AA, ladened with assorted munition while enroute Utanga village towards Obudu Mountains in Cross River State, Southern Nigeria.
Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, Director Army Public Relations said the feat was achieved by the troops deployed at Forward Operating Base Amana.
ARMY TROOPS INTERCEPT EXPLOSIVES AMMUNITION IN CROSS RIVER
A thorough search conducted on the vehicle revealed it was conveying 72 IED chargers, 121 Dynamite Liquid, 200 rounds of 7.62 mm (NATO) & 82 rounds of 7.62 mm (Special) ammunition. Other items are military uniforms & kits pic.twitter.com/GUv7cMe7gN
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The Army Spokesperson said the driver of the vehicle zoomed off when he approached their checkpoint but was forced to stop by the troops that opened fire on the tyres.
“Troops deployed at Forward Operating Base Amana attempted to stop the vehicle at their checkpoint but the driver evaded the checking and zoomed off. The drivers 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.
Nwachukwu enjoined members of the public to continue to support them to curb the menace of insecurity in the country.
“Members of the public are please urged to continue to support our troops with credible information that will lead to stemming the tide of insecurity across the country.”