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Insecurity: Troops intercepts explosives in Cross River

By Linus Aleke
The Nigerian Army on Wednesday said that troops of 13 Brigade operating under command of 82 Division, Nigerian Army on Tuesday 21 June 2022, intercepted a Toyota Camry car with registration number JAL 492 AA, ladened with assorted munition while en route Utanga village towards Obudu Mountains in Cross River State.

Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu in a statement said the troops deployed at forwarding Operating Base Amana attempted to stop the vehicle at their checkpoint but the driver evaded the checking and zoomed off.


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The driver’s deviant behavior, he said compelled the troops to open fire on the tires 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,” the statement further revealed.

The Nigerian Army urged the public to continue to support the troops with credible information that will lead to stemming the tide of insecurity across the country.



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