(Reuters). Abuja –
Two Nigerian soldiers were killed accidentally in an explosion in the central Plateau state on Saturday (April 24, 2015) as they transported ammunition meant to be destroyed, a military spokesman said.
“Some of the unserviceable ammunition exploded in the process of moving them to the demolition site in the bush,” Colonel Sani Usman said on Facebook. “Unfortunately, two soldiers lost their lives and one sustained injuries.”
Nigeria’s military has been fighting a six-year insurgency by Islamist group Boko Haram which has killed thousands and kidnapped hundreds in a battle to establish a caliphate.