22nd June, 2022
A Toyota Camry laden with assorted munition has been intercepted by troops of Nigerian Army while enroute Utanga village towards Obudu Mountains in Cross River State.
Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, Director Army Public Relations in a statement on Tuesday said the vehicle troops of 13 Brigade operating under command of 82 Division had to forcefully shoot at the tyre of the vehicle to demobilise it after the driver refused to obey command to stop for search.
He added that a was search on the vehicle revealed 72 Improvised Explosive Device chargers, 121 Dynamite Liquid, 200 rounds of 7.62 mm (NATO) and 82 rounds of 7.62 mm (Special) ammunition.
He said military uniforms and kits were also recovered from the vehicle.
Nwachukwu said, “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”
“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.”