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Army intercept vehicle loaded with explosive devices, guns, ammunition – Official

The Nigerian Army says its troops intercepted a vehicle loaded with explosive devices, guns and ammunition in Obudu, Cross River State, on Tuesday.

The Spokesperson of the army, Brig. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.

Nwachukwu said the troops found the explosive devices in a Toyota Camry car with registration number JAL 492 AA.

He did not, however, provide the identity or number of persons involved in the incident.

The army added that military uniforms and kits were also recovered from the car.

The identity of the driver remains unknown as of the time of filing this report.

The statement read, “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.”

“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, 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.”