The Nigerian Army’s ongoing operation, “Exercise Clean Sweep,” has yielded a significant discovery. During this operation, troops unearthed 93 unexploded ordnances, commonly referred to as bombs, at the Ikeja Military Cantonment in Lagos. The exercise’s primary objective is to clear the area following a bombing incident that occurred within the cantonment in 2002.
These unexploded ordnances varied in size and type, according to Colonel Abdulrazaq Kazeem, the Director of the Directorate of Explosives Search and Disposal, Nigeria Army Engineers, and Coordinator of EXERCISE CLEAN SWEEP. He provided this information in the first update on the ongoing exercise, emphasizing that the count of 93 ordnances does not include 00000all the explosives. The team will continue its work until they reach the prescribed explosive limit.
Despite previous clearance and disposal exercises in the area, reports of unexploded ordnances have continued around the bomb blast site, posing a safety and security risk to the residents of the Cantonment has been taken to ensure the safety of personnel involved in the recovery efforts. This includes providing appropriate equipment, limiting dangerous areas, and training personnel to identify unexploded ordnances before their recovery from the site.
The detailed approach taken during ‘Exercise Clean Sweep’ demonstrates the commitment of the Nigerian Army to the safety and well-being of all individuals partaking in this important mission.