With the number of casualties still uncertain, the blast was said to have happened in the 3 arms division in Rukuba, near the the Plateau state capital, Jos.
Confriming the blasting the Plateau state
Police Commissioner, Nasiru Oki, said
men and officers of the military facility
were evacuating some of their old explosive devices when some exploded.
The Army also confirmed that two soldiers died in the accident while one sustained injuries in the explosion near its 3rd Armoured Division barracks at Bassa
Local Government Area of Plateau State.
The authorities said the explosion occurred while troops were moving some unuseful ammunition authorised for destruction in a bush.