Nigerian troops intercept vehicle loaded with explosives – Official

The Nigerian Military stated its troops on Tuesday intercepted a vehicle loaded with explosive gadgets, weapons and ammunition in Obudu, Cross River State.

The military spokesperson, Onyema Nwachukwu, disclosed this in an announcement on Wednesday.

Mr Nwachukwu, a brigadier normal, stated the troops discovered the explosive gadgets in a Toyota Camry automotive with registration quantity JAL 492 AA.

He didn’t, nevertheless, present the identification or variety of individuals concerned within the incident.

“Troops of 13 Brigade working beneath command of 82 Division, Nigerian Military on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 intercepted a Toyota Camry automotive with registration quantity JAL 492 AA, ladened with assorted ammunition whereas en route Utanga village in the direction of Obudu Mountains in Cross River State,” the assertion stated.

“Troops deployed at Ahead Working Base, Amana, tried to cease the vehicle at their checkpoint, however the driver evaded the checking and zoomed off. The motive force’s recalcitrance compelled the troops to open hearth on the tyres of the vehicle, thereby, immobilising it.

“An intensive search carried out on the vehicle revealed it was conveying 72 Improvised Explosive Gadget chargers, 121 Dynamite Liquid, 200 rounds of seven.62 mm (NATO) and 82 rounds of seven.62 mm (Particular) ammunition.”

The military stated navy uniforms and kits had been additionally recovered from the automotive.

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