Military Troops Intercept Car Loaded With Assorted Explosives In Cross River State

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On Tuesday 21, 2022 the Nigerian Army gave a statement stating that their troops have intercepted a vehicle that was loaded with munitions and explosives in Cross River State.

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The vehicle is a Toyota Camry that was filled with assortments of 72 Improvised Explosive Device Charged, 121 Dynamite Liquid, 200 rounds of 7.62 mm (NATO) and 82 rounds of 7.62 mm (Special) ammunition, including military uniforms and kits that were recovered from the vehicle.

The statement was given by Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, Director of Army Public Relations in a statement on Tuesday. He noted that the troops of 13 Brigade operating under command of 82 Division had to forcefully shoot at the tyre of the Toyota Camry to demobilise it after the driver refused to obey the command and stop for search.

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This incident took place while the Toyota Camry filled with explosives was enroute Utanga village towards Obudu Mountains in Cross River State.

Brigadier General Nwachukwu said, “Troops deployed at forwarding Operating Base Amana attempted to stop the vehicle at their checkpoint but the driver evaded the checking and zoomed off.

“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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