Military armoured tank catches fire, explodes in Damaturu

A military armoured tank Monday caught fire and exploded in Damaturu, Yobe State, in an incident army sources attributed to “weapon malfunction.”

Residents said the resulting several explosions threw the entire town into confusion with people scampering for safety.

A military source, however, confirmed to PREMIUM TIMES that the explosions have no connection with Boko Haram attack but a “weapon malfunction”.

The situation is also under control and life is normal in the town, the source said

An eyewitness who identified himself as Hamisu told this newspaper that the armoured tank caught fire opposite the Federal Polytechnic on their way back to base from the August 27 Stadium where it was stationed last night.

The Manager of AMIN Supermarket, who identified himsepf simply as…

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