A Mercedes 911 truck loaded with live ammunition fell in Onitsha, Anambra State yesterday.
According to Leadership, the truck fell somewhere along Awka Road area of the commercial town and spilled its contents all over the area.
Based on reports, it was gathered that the incident occurred in the early hours of the morning, at about 5am yesterday.
A Source said, “The incident occurred on the Awka Road. It was discovered by those going to church early in the morning. The incident has attracted heavy security presence to the Awka Road area and ShopRite axis of the city.
“The truck, a Mercedes Benz 911 model, was moving the goods out of Onitsha to a yet-to-be identified location when the driver lost control, skidded off the road and fell into a gutter.
Another source reiterated, “The truck fell around 5am, 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 at the scene and discovered the truck was laden with live bullets.
“The police called for backup and arrested the truck driver while the conductor escaped.”