- The Nigerian Army takes delivery of delivery of spare parts for operational vehicles
- The military hardware were brought into the country by Aircargo Global
- Angry soldiers storm police station in Port Harcourt
The Nigerian Army on Thursday, May 17, took delivery of different calibre of ammunition to boost the fight against terrorism and other forms of criminality across the country.
The consignment were received by Brig.-Gen Olufemi Akinjobi, the chairman of the ammunition reception committee at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Air Port in Abuja.
Akinjobi also said the committee took delivery of spare parts for operational vehicles, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
He said the ammunition received included rockets, bullet and projectile, but declined to mention the originating country or countries they came from.
He, however, said that they were supplied by countries with which the army had partnership.
NAN reports that the military hardware were brought into the country by Aircargo Global and the discharge and transportation were being supervised by senior officers with armed soldiers protecting them.
Meanwhile, there was commotion on Thursday morning, May 17, along Ada George Road in Port Harcourt, Rivers state as soldiers sacked the Rumukpakani police station, allegedly over the killing of their colleague by a policeman, The Punch reports.
NAIJ.com gathered that the murdered soldier, who was in mufti, was said to have been shot near the police station by one of the policemen on duty.
The development forced a group of angry soldiers to storm the police station and arrested the Divisional Police Officer and the murder suspect.
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