The Nigerian Army has intercepted a Toyota Camry car with registration number JAL 492 AA, carrying assorted ammunition
The Troops of 13 Brigade operating under command of 82 Division, Nigerian Army on Tuesday 22 June 2022, intercepted Toyota Camry car along Utanga Village in Cross River State
In a statement by the Director Army Public Relations Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, the vehicle was driving along Utanga village facing Obudu Mountains in Cross River State.
The statement notes that troops deployed at Forward Operating Base Amana, attempted to stop the vehicle at the checkpoint but the driver evaded the checking and drove off.
Meanwhile, the drivers defiance to stop
compelled the troops to open fire on the tyres of the vehicle.
A thorough search conducted on the vehicle revealed it was conveying 72 Improvised Explosive Device, IED, 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