PHOTO: Fears, as truck Fully laden with live bullets falls, spills content on the street of Onitsha

Onitsha residents are currently in fear, as a truck fully laden with cartons of live bullets fell into a ditch and spilled its content all around the street, in the cmercial city of Anambra state. 

Ashiwaju Media learnt that the incident which happensed at Awka Road in the city occurred on Sunday morning,  as early worshipers made their way to church.

 The incident has attracted heavy security presence to the Awka Road area and ShopRite axis of the city.

It was gathered that the truck, a Mercedes Benz 911 model was said to be 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.

According to an eyewitness who spoke to some Journalists on the condition of anonymity at the scene of the accident around 6.50 am,  said 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 the accident scene only to discover the truck was laden with a confinement of live bullets.

The police subsequently called for backup and instantly arrested the truck driver while his conductor escape.

Contacting the State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ikenganya Tochukwu, via telephone chat, said he is not aware of the incident, but  promised to get back to our correspondent, after confirmation.



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