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Army Give Situation Report On Explosion At Farmland In Ikeja Cantonment



Army Give Situation Report On Explosion At Farmland In Ikeja Cantonment

By Daniel Dafe

The Nigerian Army has reacted to and given updates on the explosion that occurred on Monday within the Nigerian Army (NA) Cantonment in Ikeja, Lagos.

The incident occurred on a farmland near the Mammy Market within the Cantonment.

According to a statement signed by Major General ONYEMA NWACHUKWU, Director, Army Public Relations, “the explosion is suspected to have been triggered by the burning of refuse and other inflammable debris by a farmer who cultivated the farmland.”

Adding: “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 explosion within the Cantonment.”

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Furthermore, the army assured the public that the situation is under control as the Engineers Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team has cordoned off the area of the farmland to conduct a thorough investigation into the cause of the explosion, while urging residents in the general area not to panic and assured them of their safety.


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