North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has reportedly imposed a lockdown on Hyesan, a North Korean city with a population of more than 200,000 people after the soldiers misplaced 653 assault rufle bullets on March 7, a Radio Free Asia report said.
What all did the report say?
As per the media reports, Kim Jong Un told officials to conduct searches throughout the city for the bullets after the ammunitions went missing during a military withdrawal.
The radio also report quoted a source who is a resident of Ryanggang, where Hyesan is located as saying, "The city… will remain on lockdown until all 653 bullets are found."
“They withdrew completely between February 25 and March 10, but an extensive investigation is underway because of a loss of bullets during the evacuation process,” the report said
“During the withdrawal, when the soldiers realised they had lost the bullets, they tried to find it themselves instead of reporting it”, it added.
However, when the soldiers realised that they could not find the bullets themselves, they informed the authorities about the same owing to which the city was put into a lockdown.
“Last week, orders were issued to factories, farms, social groups and neighbourhood watch units in the province to actively cooperate with the ammunition-related investigation,” the report said adding that authorities were "lying to spread fear among residents".
“They tried to put pressure on the residents by bluffing that the withdrawal was a manoeuvre related to the safety of Kim Jong Un from reactionary forces,” the report said.