Tension in Onitsha following the discovery of a truck fully loaded with live bullets.


Following the discovery of a truck fully loaded with live bullets which fell into a ditch and spilled its content all around the street, in the commercial city of Anambra State, the residents are currently in fear, as cartons of live bullets were spilled

GetGist learnt that the incident which occurred on Sunday morning on Awka Road in the city, attracted heavy security presence to the Awka Road area and Shoprite axis of the city to scare away perceived invaders.

This incident took place in the early hours of the day as worshipers made their way to church


It was gathered that the truck was said to be moving the goods out of Onitsha to an unknown destination when the driver lost control and the vehicle skidded off the road and fell into a gutter.

According to an eyewitness who disclosed that the incident happened around 5 am on Sunday, when “the truck fell, the driver and his conductor after sustaining minor injuries tried to evacuate and conceal the content of the truck but they could not do much before daybreak when some police operatives arrived the accident scene only to discover the truck was laden with a confinement of live bullets.”


The police subsequently called for backup and instantly arrested the truck driver while his conductor escaped.


When contacted, the State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ikenganya Tochukwu, said he was not aware of the incident, but promised to get back to our correspondent after confirmation

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