According to the Nigeria Police Force, police officers in Ebonyi State seized approximately 753 live ammunition intended for General-Purpose Machine Guns (GPMG).
The Nigeria Police Force’s spokesperson, Frank Mba, confirmed this in a statement issued on Sunday, May 2.
Mba claimed that the weapons were hidden in a sack and were being transported in a commercial vehicle from Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, to Umuahia, Abia State.
The statement read;
The operatives of the Nigeria Police Force attached to the Ebonyi State Police Command have intercepted 753 live ammunition of General-Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) concealed in a sac being transported in a commercial vehicle from Abakaliki, Ebonyi State to Umuahia in Abia State. The intelligence-driven covert operation, which led to the interception and recovery of the deadly ammunition, is part of efforts by the Force to identify and crack down on criminal networks and supply chains for weapons and ammunition in and around the country. Comprehensive investigations aimed at bringing to book all persons linked to the crime are ongoing.