The Afikpo road is the main entrance into Abakaliki from the Enugu-Abakaliki expressway and the closure caused heavy traffic around the area.
“We are still investigating,” the source said.
A source at the market claimed the ammunition were loaded in a truck and disguised with other goods.
The source claimed the goods were bound for Yola, Adamawa state.
The source’s claims could not be independently verified at press time.
Police Commissioner Philip Maku did not respond to numerous queries for comment to this story.
It was also gathered that the state governor, David Umahi later visited the market around 11 pm to see things for himself.