Nigerian Army Disposes 642 Unexploded Ordnances, To Conduct Final Disposal in Ogun

The Nigerian army has said about 642 of various calibres of unexploded ordnances, were professionally disposed on 27 October 2023 at the NA Range in Owode Ajilete.

Army spokesperson, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu noted in his press statement on Thursday that the Exercise has reached an advanced stage and the clearance of remnants of unexploded ordnances from the site of the 2002 Ikeja Cantonment Bomb Blast commenced on Tuesday 10 October 2023 in an Exercise codenamed “EXERCISE CLEAN SWEEP”.  

The search and recovery phase of the exercise have been completed and has now dovetailed into the final inspection of the site, which has earnestly commenced. 

In line with the Exercise plan, as highlighted during the Inauguration Press briefing and Flag Off  by the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja on 10 October 2023, a final Unexploded Ordnance Disposal (UXO) task will be conducted on completion of the site inspection on Saturday 18 November 2023, at the Nigerian Army Range in Owode Ajilete, Ogun State. 

Accordingly, there would be movement of UXOs from Ikeja Cantonment to NA Range, Owode Ajilete. There would also be large sounds accompanying the detonation  exercise. 

Consequently, members of the general public, especially those resident around Owode, Ajilete and the environs are urged to please, not panic on hearing the sound of explosions, but go about their normal businesses, as necessary safety measures have been emplaced to ensure safety of life and property throughout the duration of the exercise.

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