13 Brigade Troops Intercepts Explosives In Utanga Village

Attempt by unidentified criminal gangs to sneak deadly explosives and ammunition in Cross Rivers to cause mayhem has been frustrated as troops of 13 Brigade intercepted them and recovered the weapons.

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 Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday said the troops under 82 Division Command had intercepted the Toyota Camry car with registration number JAL 492 AA, which was ladened with assorted munition while enroute Utanga village towards Obudu Mountains in Cross River State.

It was learnt that the troops deployed at Forward Operating Base, Amana attempted to stop the vehicle at their checkpoint but the driver evaded the checkpoint and zoomed off.

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The drivers recalcitrance compelled the troops to open fire on the tyres of the vehicle, thereby immobilizing it.

Brig Gen Onyema Nwachukwu used the opportunity to call on the public to continue to support our troops with credible information that would lead to stemming the tide of insecurity across the country.

Post Author: Friday Ekeoba