The Nigerian Army says it has recovered 121 dynamite liquid, 200 rounds of 7.62 mm (NATO), 72 chargers for improvised explosive devices, 82 rounds of 7.62 mm (Special) ammunition, illegal military uniforms and security gadgets around Utanga village towards Obudu Mountains in Cross River State.
N.A. said the items were recovered on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, when soldiers from 13 Brigade, working under the direction of 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, stopped a Toyota Camry with the license plate JAL 492 AA that was traveling along the route.
Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, Director Army Public Relations, disclosed this in a press release on Wednesday.
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Nwachukwu said that troops stationed at Forward Operating Base Amana attempted to stop the car at their checkpoint, but the driver sped off.
ccording to him, the drivers recalcitrance compelled the troops to open fire on the tyres of the vehicle, thereby immobilizing it.
The statement reads;
“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.”
Source: The Nigerian Army.