- A truck loaded with live bullets fell in Onitsha on Sunday, spilling its content of the road
- The driver of the truck, a Mercedes Benz 911 model, has been arrested by the police
- Heavy security presence in Anambra has created a scene of panic as police vow to "get to the root of the matter"
The police have arrested a driver after his truck loaded with live bullets fell in Onitsha, Anambra state, creating a scene of panic.
The incident occurred on Sunday, May 9, with cartons of live bullets scattered on the road as the truck fell into a ditch.
The conductor of the truck, however, took to his feet immediately the incident happened on Akwa road, multiple media sources reports.
There is a heavy presence of security personnel in the community amid tough surveillance since the location of the truck, a Mercedes Benz 911 model, could not be ascertained.
Witnesses said the driver lost control and skidded off the road, falling into a gutter in the process.
“The truck fell around 5am. The driver and his conductor after sustaining minor injuries tried to evacuate and conceal the contents of the truck but they could not do much before daybreak when some police operatives arrived at the scene and discovered the truck was laden with live bullets," a witness said.
Anambra police command has since confirmed the incident, vowing to "get to the root of the matter."
The army said troops along with policemen killed the ESN fighters when they launched an attack on the police command in the Orlu local government area of Imo state on Thursday night May 6.
Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, a spokesperson for the army in a statement via Facebook on Friday, May 7, stated that the IPOB/ESN terrorists were completely obliterated when a reinforcement team of the Nigerian Army and Nigerian Air Force came to support the police personnel.