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Troops Intercept Ammunition Laden Truck Heading To Anambra

by Silverbird News24


Troops of 192 Battalion Nigerian Army (NA) operating in 81 Division  have busted an international ammunition smuggling syndicate, while transporting a truck load of smuggled ammunition to Anambra State on Saturday 15 July 2023.

Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, Director Army Public Relations who disclosed this in a statement on Monday, said troops, who acted on actionable Intelligence busted the syndicate ring on Ajilete-Owode Road in Yewa North LGA of Ogun State.

He said the truck with Registration number ENU 697 XY, loaded with 720 packets of Red Star Cartridges of 12 Calibre, containing 25 cartridges per packet, totalling 18, 000 cartridges and an additional 250 packets of live (black) cartridges containing 10 packets each, totalling 2500 cartridges of same caliber was alleged to be heading for Anambra state.

The suspects, identified as Mr. Eric Seworvor, a Ghanaian national, and the driver, Mr Lukman Sani, have been taken into custody and are helping with ongoing investigations.

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