Nigerian Army Speaks on Minor Explosion in Ikeja Cantonment, Allay Fears of Bomb Blast

The Nigerian Army has debunked reports of a minor explosion in the occurred within the Nigerian Army (NA) Cantonment in Ikeja, Lagos today, Monday 1 April 2024.

In a statement by its spokesperson, Major General Onyema Nwachukwu, the incident occurred on a farmland near the Mammy Market within the Cantonment and fortunately, no casualty was recorded in the incident.  

Maj. General Nwachukwu noted that the explosion is suspected to have been triggered by the burning of refuse and other inflammable debris by a farmer who cultivated the farmland.   

He stressed however, 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 Nigerian Army 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." he assured

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