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Nigerian soldiers intercept explosives, ammunition in Cross River

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Spokesman of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu has said that soldiers of the 13 Brigade operating under the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army on Tuesday intercepted a vehicle laden with explosives and assorted ammunition around Utanga village, toward Obudu Mountains in Cross River.

His statement on Wednesday said a Toyota Camry car with registration number JAL 492 AA was used to convey the weapons.

Nwachukwu said the troops deployed at Forward Operating Base Amana attempted to stop the vehicle at their checkpoint, but the driver evaded the checking and zoomed off.

He said the driver’s recalcitrance compelled the troops to open fire on the vehicle’s tyres to immobilise it.

According to him, a thorough search of the vehicle revealed that 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.

“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,’’ he said.

(NAN)

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