The Enugu Police Command says it has recovered 80 rounds of live cartridges hidden inside a bag in a mass transit bus.
A statement issued in Enugu by the command’s spokesman, Mr Ebere Amaraizu, said the cartridges were recovered by officers during a stop and search exercise on the Enugu-Onitsha expressway.
He said that the officers had flagged down a mass transit bus with registration number XD 472 NNE heading to Enugu from Onitsha.
Amaraizu said that while the search was going on, one of the occupants of the bus suspected to be the owner of the ammunition discretely ran into the bush.
He appealed to commuters, drivers and motor park owners to be wary of people who pose as passengers in parks while carrying dangerous items.
Amaraizu also called on members of the public to volunteer information that would lead to the arrest of individuals who constitute security threat, especially during the Yuletide.