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Minor Explosion at Ikeja Cantonment: Nigerian Army Responds

In a recent incident, a minor explosion occurred in a farmland near the Mammy Market within the Ikeja Cantonment in Lagos. The Nigerian Army swiftly addressed the situation, and here’s what we know:

According to Major General Onyema Nwachukwu, Director of Army Public Relations, the explosion was likely triggered by the burning of refuse and other inflammable debris by a farmer who cultivated the farmland. Fortunately, no casualties were reported in this incident.

Despite the absence of casualties, there are understandable concerns among the public due to the historical context of explosions within the Cantonment. However, the Nigerian Army wants to reassure everyone that the situation is under control. Their Engineers Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team has cordoned off the affected area to conduct a thorough investigation into the cause of the explosion. Residents in the vicinity are urged not to panic, as their safety is a top priority.

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