Three truckloads of ammunition were on Wednesday intercepted at Balogun village, on the Igbogila-Ilara Road, Ogun State.
Officials of the 81 Division of the Nigerian Army yesterday said they’d intercepted three trucks loaded with over 300,000 live cartridges at the Igbogila- Ilara area of Ogun State. the general Officer Commanding (GOC) of the 81 Division, Maj.-Gen. Enobong Udoh, disclosed this to journalists at a conference at the division’s headquarters in Lagos.
The GOC, according to the news agency of Nigeria (NAN), was delineated by the 35 Artillery Brigade Commander, Brig.-Gen. Olusegun Olatunde.
He said: “The 81 Division, Nigerian Army, in conjunction with some security agencies on May 30 about 2:58a.m., intercepted three 5-ton trucks loaded with thousands of live cartridges.’’
The GOC said the trucks, that were intercepted at Balogun village on Igbogila-Ilara Road, Ogun State, had registration numbers Anambra AAH 409 ZV, Lagos BDG 782 XU and Lagos GGF 88 XU.
The GOC said that the drivers and their accomplices, on sighting the troops, abandoned their trucks and fled. He said the team was on the path of the fleeing drivers, their collaborators as well as sponsors.
The GOC, who said the interception followed a tip received from well-meaning Nigerians, thanked residents of Lagos and Ogun states for his or her continued cooperation.
He urged them to perpetually provide timely info, pledging to not yield till the realm was eliminate cultism, smuggling, mischief and alternative violent criminal activities. Udoh enjoined members of the general public to still decision the dedicated numbers free to the general public or the closest military barracks to present helpful info.
He gave the dedicated numbers as 07069353889 and 08060492529 for Ojo residents, 07017064979 for Badagry, 08034347484 for Victoria Island, 08065992320 for Ikeja, 08069097624 for Owode, 08065806870 for Ikorodu, 07064281177 for Obalende and 08053862233 and 08057705135 for Abeokuta residents.