The Nigerian army has announced that the 192 Battalion Nigerian Army (NA) troops, who are stationed in the 81 Division Area of Responsibility, have successfully dismantled an international ammunition smuggling syndicate.

This operation occurred on Saturday along the Ajilete-Owode Road in the Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State.

According to a statement released on Monday by the Director of Army Public Relations, Onyema Nywachukwu, the troops received credible intelligence, which led to their decisive action.

During the operation, they intercepted a truckload of smuggled ammunition destined for Anambra.

As per the army spokesperson’s statement, it was confirmed that a substantial quantity of ammunition was found in the truck.

Precisely, the truck was loaded with 720 packs of 12 Calibre Red Star Cartridges, totaling 18,000 cartridges. Each pack contained 25 cartridges.

Furthermore, there were 250 packs of live (black) cartridges of the same calibre, resulting in 2,500 cartridges.

In connection with this incident, two individuals have been apprehended.

The suspects have been identified as Eric Seworvor, a Ghanaian national, and the driver, Mr. Lukman Sani. They are presently in custody and cooperating with the ongoing investigations.

Initial findings indicate that the weapons were smuggled into the country from Mali, using the Idiroko International Border.

By Chinedu

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