Truck Falls, Spills Bullets On Streets In Onitsha
A truck carrying live bullets
fell down in Onitsha, Anambra State, and spilled its contents onto the streets.
The incident, it was gathered,
occurred along Awka Road in the early hours of Sunday, May 9, causing panic and
fear among residents.
It was not clear where the truck
came from, but it was said to be moving the live bullets out of Onitsha to a yet
to be ascertained location.
The driver of the truck, a
Mercedes Benz 911, and his conductor sustained minor injuries after the truck
lost control, skidded off the road and fell into a gutter, with its content
spilling in the process.
According to reports, the driver
and his conductor tried to evacuate and conceal the content of the truck, but
could not do much before daybreak when some police operatives arrived the
The police reportedly arrested
the driver of the truck while his conductor escaped.
Security has since been beefed up
around Awka Road area and ShopRite axis of the commercial city.