According to the Nigerian Army, on Tuesday 21 June 2022, troops of 13 Brigade operating under the command of 82 Division intercepted a Toyota Camry car with registration number JAL 492 AA, loaded with 72 Improvised Explosive Device chargers, 121 Dynamite Liquid, 200 rounds of 7.62 mm (NATO) and 82 rounds of 7.62 mm (Special) ammunition suspected to belong to some terrorists while en route Utanga village towards Obudu Mountains in Cross River State.
Director of Army Public Relations. In a statement on Tuesday, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu disclosed that troops deployed at Forward Operating Base Amana attempted to stop the vehicle at their checkpoint but the driver evaded the check 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 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.
Nigerian Army, therefore, urged Nigerians to continue to support troops with credible information that will lead to stemming the tide of insecurity across the country.