By Victor Akaa, Abuja
The Nigerian Army says, its troops had on Tuesday, intercepted a vehicle loaded with explosives and other items after the driver of the said Toyota Camry car with registration number JAL 492 AA, attempted to escape after sighting troops in a village near Ogbudu mountains in Cross River State.
This was revealed to Enugu Reporters in a statement signed by the Director Army Public Relations Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu on Wednesday.
He said, “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 enroute 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 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.”
The statement enjoined members of the public to continue to support troops with credible information that will lead to stemming the tide of insecurity across the country.