Anambra Police bursts ammunition cache at construction site

Posted by Pamela Eboh, Awka | 1 January 1970 | 2,452 times

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The Anambra State Police Command on Tuesday burst a cache of ammunition buried at a construction site in Umuowelle, Agulu in Anaocha council area of the state.

Disclosing this to Journalists in Awka, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, ASP Nkeiru Nwode said the ammunition was unearthed by some labourers while digging the foundation of the building.

According to her, the workers reported their discovery to the Neni Police Division which went to the place and cordoned it off.

Nwode noted that the discovered ammunitions were in different sizes and calibers and are worth millions of naira, adding that the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Sam Kaula, led a team of officers to the site to supervise the evacuation of the ammunition.

In her words; “The police this morning discovered a large quantity of ammunition at a parcel of land where building work was going on at Umuowelle, Agulu in Anaocha.

“Some labourers at the site struck at the ammunition and reported to the nearest Police Division and this morning, the Commissioner was there to personally see things for himself.

“The ammunitions are large, and worth millions of Naira. Investigation is still on and soon we shall get to the roots of this.”

While stating that no arrests have been made so far, she said the ammunition has been sent to the appropriate units for determination of their calibers and that the parcel of land belonged to an unidentified man who lived in Enugu.

She, however, urged the people in the area to remain calm as the police were on top of the situation.

 


Source: News Express

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