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Army seals farmland after Ikeja cantonment explosion

“We will conduct a thorough investigation into the cause of the explosion.’’

• April 3, 2024
Ikeja Cantonment
Ikeja Cantonment

The 9 Brigade Nigerian Army, Ikeja Cantonment has cordoned off the farmland where a minor explosion occurred on Monday.

The army authorities have, however, declared that the situation is under control.

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

The director of Army public relations, Maj.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, said in a statement on Monday that the explosion was suspected to have been triggered by the burning of refuse and other inflammable debris.

He also said that no casualties were recorded as a result of the explosion.

“However, given that the cantonment was recently cleared and certified free of unexploded ordnances, we understand that there will be concerns among the general public,” he said.

The Army spokesperson assured the public that the Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal team had taken control of the area.

“We will conduct a thorough investigation into the cause of the explosion. We urge residents in the general area not to panic and assure them of their safety,” the Nigerian Army spokesperson said. 

(NAN) 

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