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Ammunition explosion kills two soldiers in Jos

Ammunition explosion kills two soldiers in Jos
April 25
22:16 2015

Two soldiers lost their lives while one was injured on Saturday, as unserviceable ammunition exploded in 3 Division headquarters, Nigerian army Jos, while it was being transported to the demolition site.

Texas Chukwu, deputy director, army public relations, confirmed the incident, saying it occurred while troops authorised to destroy the unserviceable were transporting them.

Chukwu said the explosion did not affect the Maxwell Khobe cantonment or the neighbouring communities.

He explained that the attention of the cantonment was drawn to the news making the rounds in the media that a bomb exploded in the division headquarters as result of a terror attack.

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“I want to use this medium, therefore, to state that this cantonment was not under attack or attacked by the insurgents,” he said.

“There is an ongoing demolition exercise, which started on Wednesday April 20, 2015 to terminate on May 4, 2015 and the members of the public were informed through the media.”

Chukwu said normalcy had since returned to the area.

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