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Expl0sion Rocks Ikeja Cantonment Army | Read Details

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Expl0sion Rocks Ikeja Cantonment Army | Read Details

An expl0sion on Monday, rocked a farmland within the Nigerian Army Cantonment in Ikeja, Lagos State.

According to a statement issued by the Director, Army Public Relations, Major General Onyema Nwachukwu, the expl0sion was suspected to have been triggered by the burning of refuse and other inflammable debris by a farmer who cultivated the farmland, however, no casualty was recorded.

The statement read;

This is to notify the general public that today Monday 1 April 2024, a minor expl0sion occurred within the Nigerian Army (NA) Cantonment in Ikeja, Lagos. The incident occurred on a farmland near the Mammy Market within the Cantonment.

The expl0sion is suspected to have been triggered by the burning of refuse and other inflammable debris by a farmer who cultivated the farmland.

Fortunately, no casualty was recorded in the incident. However, given that the Cantonment was recently cleared and certified free of unexploded ordnances, we understand that there could be concerns among the general public as a result of the historical antecedent of expl0sion within the Cantonment.

The NA therefore wishes to assure the public that the situation is under control as the NA Engineers Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team has cordoned off the area of the farmland to conduct a thorough investigation into the cause of the expl0sion.

We urge residents in the general area not to panic and assure them of their safety.

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