A truck laden with ammunition fell and spilled its content on a road in Onitsha, Anambra State, on Sunday.
It was learnt that the truck fell into a ditch on Awka Road in the early hours of the day after the driver reportedly lost control of the vehicle.
“The incident occurred on the Awka Road. It was discovered by those going to the church early in the morning. It has attracted heavy security presence to the road.
“The truck, a Mercedes Benz 911 model, was moving the goods out of Onitsha when the driver lost control and fell into a gutter,” a source told the Punch.
Another source said the driver was arrested by police operatives after the conductor of the truck fled the scene.
“The driver and his conductor tried to quickly remove the contents of the truck, but they could not do much before daybreak when policemen arrived at scene and saw that the truck was carrying live bullets.
“The policemen called for a backup and arrested the truck driver while his conductor escaped,” the source said.
Although Ikeng Tochukwu, the Public Relations Officer of the Anambra Police Command, said he had not been briefed about the incident, the newspaper quoted a source as saying that the army had come to the state police command to take the ammunition.
“I heard a tipper was brought in by the army and the live bullets were taken away,” the source said.