Update: Unserviceable ammunition caused Jos explosion – Army

FILE PHOTO: Army Checkpoint

The Nigerian Army has confirmed the explosion near its 3rd Armoured Division barracks at Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State on Saturday.

The army said the explosion occurred as troops authorized to destroy some unserviceable ammunition moved it for destruction in a bush.

Although the military barracks or neighbouring communities were not affected, the spokesperson for the Nigerian Army, Sani Usman, a colonel said two soldiers died in the accident while one sustained injuries.

Mr. Usman also said normalcy has returned to the area.

The explosion near the facility occurred at about 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, scaring residents.

The state has witnessed a series of deadly bomb attacks in recent months. A blast at a bus station in Jos, late February killed 13 people and injured 14 others.


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  • amazing2012

    You need to invent one lie to burry another. What the army said mean they are not professionals to know the ammunitions were expired. in the same vain we lost hundreds of citizens during Ekeja bomb blast. if its true that its expired ammunitions then someone needs to be punish for this negligence other wise the problem will continue to repeat it self. Still i stand by my point that its the remaining bombs, the army use to kill innocent people in Jos under the cover of Boko Haram.

    • Otile

      You and I know very well that they are now beginning to cover up bad activities of your relatives in Boko Haram. Very soon nobody will hear about Islamic beheadings and bad rapes. Alhamdu Lilahi Beelzebub has returned power to his son Imam Buhari.

      • amazing2012

        Cursed English slave ! Is your brother not a leader ? Is he a woman ? Or he is involved ?

  • Joe Guy

    And they said they do not have arms to fight Boko Haram. If these bombs can still kill soldiers why not unleash their terror on Boko Haram?

  • Mayflower5

    Nigerian soldiers losing their lives fighting Boko Haram using “some unserviceable ammunition” while Brig Gen Momoh made millions of dollars vote-rigging the Ekiti governor elections for Fayose.