The Nigerian Army has announced that it intercepted a truckload of smuggled ammunition destined for Anambra State in southeastern Nigeria. Acting on a tip-off, the troops conducted a thorough search operation along the Ajilete-Owode Road in Ogun State, where they discovered the truck loaded with different types of ammunition. The seized items included 720 packets of red star cartridges containing 25 cartridges per packet (totaling 18,000 cartridges), as well as 250 packets of live black cartridges with ten packets each (totaling 2,500 cartridges). Two suspects, identified as Eric Seworvor, a Ghanaian national, and Lukman Sani, the truck driver, were arrested and are assisting with the military’s investigations. The ammunition was reportedly concealed in the empty truck and imported from Mali, evading several checkpoints before being intercepted at the Idiroko International Border. The army spokesperson emphasized that the successful interception prevented the syndicate from unleashing terror in the region and urged Nigerians to continue supporting security agencies by providing relevant information to combat security challenges in the country. The Chief of Army Staff, Taoreed Lagbaja, commended the troops for their commitment to protecting the lives and properties of Nigerians.