Three truckloads of ammunition were on Wednesday intercepted at Balogun village, along the Igbogila-Ilara Road, Ogun State.
General Officer Commanding, 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maj. Gen.
Enobong Udoh, during a press briefing on Thursday said the trucks, with
the number plates –ANAMBRA AAH 409 ZV, LAGOS BDG 782 XU, and LAGOS GGF
88 XU – were intercepted around 10.05am.
According to him, the
recovery followed an intelligence report from some well-meaning
Nigerians. He said troops of the 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, in
conjunction with the Nigeria Police Force, Department of State Services
and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, intercepted the
consignment, adding that the destination was still unknown.
said, “The live cartridges, packed in boxes and cartons, were carefully
sealed inside a concealed compartment constructed underneath the
trucks. On sighting the troops, the drivers and other occupants
abandoned their trucks and fled. Efforts are on to track down and
possibly arrest the fleeing drivers, their crew, corroborators and
The Army boss enjoined members of the public to continue to give timely information that could help to nip crime in the bud.
Nigerian Army intercepts three truckloads of live ammunition in Ogun State (Photo)
Friday 1 June 2018