Tension as truck ladden with live bullets falls, spills content in Onitsha

There was pressure in Onitsha on Sunday following the disclosure of a truck completely stacked with live shots.

Security agents promptly beseiged the business city to drive off apparent intruders.

Every day POST reports that the truck completely stacked with containers of live projectiles fell into a trench along the road, spilling its substance.

The occurrence occurred at the Awka Road toward the beginning of the day as admirers advanced toward chapel.

A source who affirmed the occurrence said: “The truck fell, and the whole road was brimming with shots. A few young men even scooped some with their hands and fled, before security individuals showed up the scene.”

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The source said the driver of the truck and his truck orderly deserted the truck after the mishap happened, vanishing to obscure objective.

However, another source said the driver was captured by the police.

“The occurrence pulled in substantial security presence to the Awka Road region and Shoprite hub of the city toward the beginning of today. The police initially showed up the space before officers came. They later brought a tipper, and utilized payloader to scoop slugs into the tipper.

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“The Tipper needed to make three outings to convey every one of the shots to obscure objective before the truck was at last towed out of the trench,” the source expressed.

Every day POST connected with the State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, for affirmation, he prevented information from getting the occurrence, saying that he would discover and return to our journalist.

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As of the hour of filling this report, he was at this point to return to the correspondent on his revelation.

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