Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force has stated that police officers in Ebonyi State intercepted about 753 live ammunition to be used for General-Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG).
Frank Mba, spokesman of the Nigeria Police Force, who disclosed this in a statement issued on Sunday May 2, said the weapons were concealed in a sack being transported in a commercial vehicle from Abakaliki in Ebonyi State, to Umuahia, Abia State capital.
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.