May 26, 2018

Soldier loses 4 fingers trying to sniff grenade powder

Soldier loses 4 fingers trying to sniff grenade powder

A soldier has lost 4 of his fingers while trying to sniff grenade powder.

According to Telegraph, the soldier, identified only as Maiyaki, along with three other soldiers were trying to remove the powdery content of the hand grenade for sniffing when it exploded.

The incident occurred at Mogadishu Cantonment popularly known as Abacha Barracks in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. A military source said: “The soldiers wanted to carefully open a 36-hand grenade so they could inhale the powder inside in order to make them become high. The accidental explosion did not claim life but people got wounded. One of them even lost about four fingers.”

Authorities at the barracks have locked up the other soldiers identified as Lance Corporal Ali Mustapha, Privates Stanley Felix, and Yusuf Dambo in the barracks’ guard room, and are currently interrogating them for being in possession of unauthorised possession of firearms.

 

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