Nigerian Army has urged residents of Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, and its environs to go about their normal and lawful businesses and not panic because of detonation of bombs.
The army said it was detonating expired bombs and other explosives as well as demolition of unserviceable ammunition in the state capital, a development it acknowledged could lead to unnecessary fear.
The new Army Public Relations Officer of 35, Artillery Brigade, Alamala, Abeokuta, Major Rilwan Ishida, said the detonation of some expired and unserviceable ammunition and explosives was to reduce the risk associated with their continuous storage and that it the exercise would last for six months.
According to the Spokesman, the Headquarters of Nigerian Army has authorised the Nigerian Army Ordinance Corps to demolish all the unserviceable ammunition and explosives held at the Nigerian Navy Ordinance Depot between March 8, and August 27,2016.
The demolition would take place at 35 Brigade Demolition range, Alamala, Abeokuta.
“The Purpose of the demolition exercise is to reduce the risk associated with the continous storage of unserviceable and obsolete ammunition and explosives at the Nigerian Navy Ordinance Depot.
“It should be noted that demolition of explosives and ordinances come with loud noise that might be frightening especially to the elderly and babies”, the Army spokesman said.

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