The weapons were concealed in a sack being transported in a commercial vehicle from Abakaliki in Ebonyi State to Umuahia in Abia State before they were intercepted by the authorities.

Operatives of the Police force in Ebonyi state have intercepted about 753 live ammunition meant for General-Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG).

Spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force, Frank Mba disclosed this in a statement released on Sunday May 2.

Mba said the weapons were concealed in a sack being transported in a commercial vehicle from Abakaliki in Ebonyi State, to Umuahia in 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.”

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