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Nigerian Army Confirms Explosion In Jos Metropolis

by Musa Abdullahi

Unconfirmed reports have said that there was an explosion in Jos, Plateau State. The blast was said to has occurred at the 3 Armed Division in Rukuba, near Jos, but casualty is uncertain.

The Nigerian Army has allayed fears of any attack Saturday morning in Jos Plateu State after an explosion was heard by the residents.

The Spokesperson of the Nigerian Army, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, in a brief statement issued to NewsWireNGR said “the explosion heard in Jos, Plateau State this morning was from an accident that occurred while troops authorized to destroy unservicable ammunitions were transporting the bad ammunition.

“Some of the unserviceable ammunition exploded in the process of moving them to demolition site in the bush.”

Colonel Usman added that the explosion did not affect the barracks or neighbouring communities.

He nevertheless disclosed that “Unfortunately, two soldiers lost their lives and one sustained injuries. Normalcy has returned to the area.”

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