June 17, 2024

Army Confirms Minor Explosion At A Farmland in Ikeja Cantonment

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Army Confirms Minor Explosion At A Farmland in Ikeja Cantonment

The Nigerian Army has confirmed a minor explosion in a farmland near Ikeja Cantonment on Monday April 1st, 2024.

In a statement made available on Tuesday by the Director Army Public Relations Officer, Major General Onyema Nwachukwu has stated, this is to notify the general public that today Monday 1 April 2024, a minor explosion occurred within the Nigerian Army (NA) Cantonment in Ikeja, Lagos. The incident occurred on a farmland near the Mammy Market within the Cantonment.

The explosion 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 explosion 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 explosion.

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

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