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TROOPS INTERCEPT EXPLOSIVES AMMUNITION IN CROSS RIVER

Troops of 13 Brigade operating under 82 Division command have intercepted a Toyota Camry car with registration number JAL 492 AA, ladened with assorted ammunition.

This was contained in a Statement sent to the Journalists by the Director Army Public Relations Officer, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu on Tuesday 21 June 2022. Nwachukwu noted that the vehicle was intercepted by troops deployed at Forward Operating Base Amana while enroute to Utanga village towards Obudu Mountains in Cross River State.

He stated that “The troops 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.

He emphasized that 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.He urged the Members of the public to continue to support army troops with credible information that will lead to stemming the tide of insecurity across the country.

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