Truckload of live bullets falls in Onitsha, instils fear in residents

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Onitsha residents were startled in the early hours of Sunday, following the fall of a truck loaded with live bullets in the area.

It was gathered that the Mercedes Benz 911 truck, which fell along Awka road in Onitsha, Anambra State at about 5am, had the cartons of the bullets spill into the drainage when it skidded off the road.

Seeing the contents, early morning worshippers raise an alarm, which attracted the presence of heavy security men who restrained people from flooding the arena

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.

The driver of truck was said to have been arrested by the police, while his conductor manage to flee.

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