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Troops Intercept Vehicle Packed with Explosives in Cross River State

The Nigerian Army has intercepted a Toyota Camry car with registration number JAL 492 AA, ladened with assorted munition while en route to Utanga village towards Obudu Mountains in Cross River State.

A press release by Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Ugochukwu on Wednesday revealed that the troops of 13 Brigade operating under command of 82 Division, deployed at forwarding Operating Base Amana caught the vehicle after it evaded arrest on Tuesday.

It was gathered that the driver of the vehicle zoomed off when the soldiers attempted to stop him.

“The driver’s 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.”

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