Army to remove Ikeja cantonment of leftover bombs

Army to remove Ikeja cantonment of leftover bombs


On October 10, 2023, the Nigerian Army will begin clearing unexploded bombs from the 2002 bombing of the Ikeja Cantonment in the Philippines. The operation, codenamed Exercise Clean Sweep, is progressing and will also be disposed of in Owode, Ajilete in Ogun State on October 27. The bombing caused panic and killed over a thousand individuals who attempted to escape by drowning in a canal.

He cautioned the locals not to panic, saying that throughout the practice, there might be loud explosions.

Under the secret name “Exercise Clean Sweep,” he stated, “the clearance of remnants of unexploded ordnance from the site of the 2002 Ikeja Cantonment bomb blast commenced on Tuesday, October 10, 2023.”

According to the exercise plan, which was previously announced during the Chief of Army Staff’s inauguration press conference and flag-off on October 10, 2023, Lt. Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, the Nigerian Army will be disposing of recovered unexploded ordnance at the Nigerian Army Range in Owode, Ajilete, Ogun State, on Friday, October 27, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

As a result, unexploded bombs would be moved from the Ikeja Cantonment to the Nigerian Army Shooting Range in Owode, Ajilete, Ogun State. During the drill, there would be a huge blast that could be heard far and wide when the explosives detonated.

As a result, the general population is advised to be calm and go on as usual, especially those who live in Owode, Ajilete, and the surrounding area.

their regular and lawful operations, as the explosion’s noise wouldn’t pose a threat to public safety.

“A specific request is made to farmers and farm owners located within the boundaries of the Nigerian Army Shooting Range Ajilete, Owode, Ogun State, to kindly avoid the area during the exercise.”


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