According to the Nigerian army, troops from the 192 Battalion Nigerian Army (NA) operating in the 81 Division Area of Responsibility busted an international ammunition smuggling gang while moving a truckload of smuggled munitions to Anambra.
According to a statement published on Monday by the Director of Army Public Relations, Onyema Nywachukwu, the operation took place on Saturday along Ajilete-Owode Road in Ogun State’s Yewa North Local Government Area.
He stated that the discovery was the result of actionable intelligence made accessible to the troops.
According to an army spokeswoman, the truck was loaded.
“with 720 packets of 12 Calibre Red Star Cartridges, each containing 25 cartridges, totaling 18, 000 cartridges, and an additional 250 packets of live (black) cartridges, each containing 10 packets, totaling 2500 cartridges of the same calibre.”
“The suspects, identified as Eric Seworvor, a Ghanaian national, and the driver, Mr Lukman Sani, have been apprehended and are cooperating with ongoing investigations,” the police said.
According to him, early investigations have shown that the firearms were trafficked from Mali through the Idiroko International Border.