Nigerian army intercepts vehicle loaded with explosives
The troops of Nigerian Army on Tuesday intercepted a Toyota Camry car with registration number JAL 492 AA loaded with explosive devices, guns and ammunition, as well as military uniforms and kits discovered in the car in Obudu, Cross River State.
Penpushing reports that the army spokesperson, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, made this known in a statement on Wednesday, but did not give details on the identity or number of persons involved in the incident.
“Troops of 13 Brigade operating under command of 82 Division, Nigerian Army on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 intercepted a Toyota Camry car with registration number JAL 492 AA, ladened with assorted ammunition while en route Utanga village towards Obudu Mountains in Cross River State”,Nwachukwu said.
“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 driver’s recalcitrance compelled the troops to open fire on the tyres of the vehicle, thereby, immobilising it’,the statement added
“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”, he stated
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