The Nigerian Army has allayed fears of any attack in the morning of Saturday, April 25, 2015 in Jos, Plateau State after an explosion was heard by the residents.
The Spokesperson of the Nigerian Army, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, in a brief statement 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.”