Soldiers of the Nigerian Army yesterday intercepted a truck conveying about twenty thousand, five hundred (20,500) bullets coming into Onitsha, Anambra State.
The truck was intercepted by the gallant Soldiers along, Ajilete-Owode road in Yewa North LGA, of Ogun state. According to reports, they were being smuggled into Nigeria from Mali.
An anonymous investigative Journalist, @PidomNigeria who shared the images of the bullet and the truck intercepted by the Army said the smugglers came into Nigeria through Idiroko boarders, noting that the truck has passed about 15 customs checkpoint.
“They came into Nigeria via the IDIROKO INTERNATIONAL BOARDER, & had passed through 15 customs checkpoints, 10 police checkpoints, & several paramilitary checkpoints, without being apprehended. They were almost on their way to freedom, before the Army nabbed them.”
“The bullets were concealed in a truck, with number plate ENU 697 XY. And one Eric Seworvor, age 32, a Ghanian citizen, was conveying them to ONITSHA, all the way from Mali. Him alongside one Lukman Sani, age 42. From Ado Odo Ota LGA, in Ogun state, who is the driver of the truck.”
It should be recalled that there has been insecurities in the Southeast and many have attributed it to the members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, although, the secessionist group has openly condemned the insecurity in the region thereby exonerating its members.
Also, commentaries have opined that the insecurities are being sponsored to destabilize businesses in the region which particularly known as peaceful and business oriented people.
These twenty thousand, five hundred (20,500) bullets were on their way to ONITSHA, Anambra State, before it was intercepted by some gallant soldiers of the @HQNigerianArmy along, Ajilete-Owode road in Yewa North LGA, of Ogun state. They were being smuggled into Nigeria from MALI. pic.twitter.com/neXR71M78E
— 99% OPPRESSED. (@PIDOMNIGERIA) July 17, 2023