Anxiety As Explosions Rock Nigeria Army Barracks In Calabar

Anxiety As Explosions Rock Nigeria Army Barracks In Calabar
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There was panic yesterday evening as loud explosions were heard intermittently rocking Ebrutu Army barracks in Calabar, Cross River State capital.

It was immediately unclear what is caused the explosion, however, the army has now come out to state that the explosions were mere routine operations. In the meantime, roofs of buildings in adjoining settlements close to the barracks are being shattered and window panes in some buildings pulled down.

A source in the area, Ekong James, told reporters that the roofs of buildings in the estate he resides in were affected.

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‘The last one happened some two hours ago and I have pictures of roofs shattered by the explosions. Nobody has told us what happened’.

The Nigerian Army has however, called for calm following a loud explosion that rocked some parts of the Calabar on Friday revealing that it’s a routine demolition exercise.

In a statement signed by Assistant Army Public Relations Officer, 13Brigade,Cpt Oluwatope Aluko disclosed that the Nigerian Army explosive ordnance disposal team was slated for 14th of October to 17th.

She urged the public not to panic as the exercise was being conducted within the shooting range of the Nigerian Army and there was no cause for alarm.

‘The Nigerian Army explosive ordnance disposal team is slated to conduct its demolition exercise which is a routine in the Nigerian Army at the Eburutu Cantonment shooting Range in Calabar from 14-17 October 2021.

‘Members of Ikot Effangha, Ikot Ansa, and Lemna communities are advised to stay off range area during the exercise.

‘The general public is equally urged not to panic but go about their lawful daily activities’.

AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK

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