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CROSS RIVER: Nigerian Army Intercepts Vehicle Loaded With Explosives, Ammunitions

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The Camry With Reg. No: JAL 492 AA

   by Our Correspondent 

Troops of the Nigerian Army have on Tuesday, June 21st, intercepted a vehicle loaded with assorted explosives and ammunitions in Cross River State.

A press release signed by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyeama Nwanchukwu, stated that troops of 13 Brigade operating under the command of 82 Division accosted the vehicle, a Toyota Camry with registration number, JAL 492 AA enroute Utanga Village towards Obudu Mountain in the state.

According to the statement, “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.’

It urged members of the public to continue to support the troops with credible information that would lead to stemming the tide of insecurity across the country.


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