By CrossRiverWatch Admin
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The Nigerian Army has said that troops of the 13 Brigade, Calabar on Tuesday, intercepted a vehicle conveying explosives, device chargers, ammunition and military kits towards the Obudu mountain ranges in Obanliku Local Government Area of northern Cross River State.
A statement issued by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu on Wednesday said the troops had flagged the vehicle, a Toyota Camry with registration number JAL 492 AA for a routine stop and search but the driver took off prompting them to open fire on the tires of the vehicle.
The statement read in part; “Troops of 13 Brigade operating under command of 82 Division, Nigerian Army on Tuesday 21 June 2022, intercepted a Toyota Camry car with registration number JAL 492 AA, laden with assorted munition while en-route Utanga village towards Obudu Mountains in Cross River State.
“Troops deployed at Forward 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 tires of the vehicle, thereby immobilizing it.
“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.
“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.”