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Fear In Onitsha As Truckload Of Live Bullets Falls

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Visible fears gripped residents of the commercial city of Onitsha, Anambra state Sunday following the fall of a truck loaded with live bullets in the area.

The Mercedes Benz 911 truck, which fell along Awka road in the city in the early hours of Sunday, had the cartons of the bullets spilled into the drainage when it skidded off the road.

The contents made early morning worshippers to raise the alarm, which attracted the presence of heavy security men who cordoned off the arena

An eyewitness, who preferred not to be mentioned not want to be mentioned said the security situation had put everyone on the alert.

It was gathered the truck was moving the goods out of Onitsha to a yet-to-be identified location when the driver lost control and skidded off the road, making it fall into a ditch.

Anambra Police Public Relations Officer, Ikenga Tochukwu, confirmed there was a lone accident at the spot.

On the cartons of bullets allegedly being conveyed by the truck, he said he had not been properly briefed on the situation.

However, he assured investigation had commenced into the matter, promising to get back to the reporter.

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