15 July 2011
A security alert was triggered last night as soldiers intercepted a truck conveying no fewer than 700 explosives in
Daily Sun gathered that the vehicle escorted by two unarmed policemen was intercepted at the Abuja City Gate at about 8.00 p.m.
The serving policemen had successfully beaten all security checkpoints at all the entry points into the
with their deadly consignment until they got to Lugbe on the Federal Capital Territory
Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Road
, where soldiers on routine duty stopped them.
It was gathered that the soldiers demanded to know what was in the truck and ordered the policemen to alight.
The policemen were said to have refused the order, insisting they were doing the same kind of work with the soldiers.
The soldiers, it was further learnt, insisted on searching the truck and found the explosives packed in 700 cartons.
Commander, Brigade of Guards was promptly alerted to the discovery and he dispatched a team of soldiers to arrest the policemen.