Troops Intercepts Trucks Loaded With Gun Bullet From Mali
While delivering a cargo of illegal ammunition to Anambra State, troops from the 192 Battalion Nigerian Army (NA) operating in the 81 Division Area of Responsibility busted an international ammunition smuggling gang.
Onyema Nywachukwu, Director of Army Public Relations, said the operation took place on Saturday, July 15, along Ajilete-Owode Road in Ogun State’s Yewa North Local Government Area.
The development occurred as a result of credible information made accessible to the operatives of the Nigerian Soldiers.
Nwachukwu added that the truck had 720 packets of Red Star Cartridges of 12 Calibre, each having 25 cartridges, for a total of 18, 000 cartridges, as well as an additional 250 packets of live (black) cartridges, each containing 10 packets, for a total of 2500 cartridges of the same calibre.
Meanwhile, suspects identified as Eric Seworvor, a Ghanaian national, and the truck driver, Mr Lukman Sani, have been arrested, he further added.
It was gathered that the firearms were conveyed into Nigeria from Mali across the Idiroko International Border.