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Explosions rock Nigeria Army barracks in Calabar

There was tension in Calabar on Friday as loud explosions intermittently rocked Ebrutu Army barracks in the Cross River State capital.

It was gathered that loud explosions shattered roofs of buildings in adjoining settlements close to the barracks and pulled down window panes in some buildings.

According to Vanguard, a source in the area, Ekong James, said the roofs of buildings in the estate he resides in were affected.

“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 spokesperson of the 13th Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Calabar, Captain Dorcas Aluko, said the Army Explosive Ordinance team is conducting a demolition exercise at the barracks and will last until Sunday the 17th.

Aluko added that the reports of explosions are part of the ongoing exercise while calling on residents within the environs of the barracks to stay off range during the course of the demolition exercise.

She appealed for calm on the part of the general public.

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