At least three people are reported killed and many casualties were recorded at the mass explosion in 3rd Amoured Division Rukuba Barrack of Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau state .
The Soldiers are calling for calm saying the blast was from the destruction of old explosives in the old ammunition stuck pile clearing exercise.
The Plateau state Police Command ,Cp Nasiru Oki also confirmed the explosion that occurred at about 11am when the command were evacuating some of their oldest explosive devices along Miango .
“The Saturday explosion which occurred around military facility in Plateau State with three soldiers confirmed death and many casualties recorded at the scene .
The police commissioner Nasiru Oki and some eye witnesses said the bomb hit the Nigerian Army’s 3rd Armoured Division barracks urging residents of the area to avoid movement along the affected places so as help reduce number of casualty”
According to him , there were no bomb explosion in Jos but that the 3rd Armoured division were evacuating some of their explosive mistakenly three went off killing three army personnel on the spot .
He cautioned those peddling rumours of the explosion to refrain the action of causing fear and panic the hearts of people.