Ikeja bomb blast survivor reminisces 16 years after

Ifeoma, who survived Ikeja bomb blast in 2002, shared her story on Instagram as she took a walk down the memory lane.

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Ifeoma who was 4 then, recalled how she was crying during the Ikeja bomb blast incident which occurred in the afternoon of January 27, 2002.

Recall that “on the afternoon of January 27, a fire broke out in a street market being held next to the base, which was also home to the families of soldiers.

“At around 18:00 the fire apparently spread to the base’s main munitions store, causing an enormous explosion. This blast killed many of the base staff and their families and immediately destroyed several nearby streets, flying debris starting numerous fires further afield. Tremors from the explosion also collapsed many buildings in the area.”

The lady who made the mistake of making a throw back of ’19 years’ wrote on Instagram;

The past is but a story told!! and the future has been written in GOLD 😢😢 Today mark’s 19 years I escaped death !! It would have been too young to die 😢 But God changed my story (27/1/2002) during the bomb blast that happened in Ikeja cantonment, when I was just 4 years old. that took the lives of millions of souls including that of my kid brother 😭😭, and left me the only surviving child among all those that were drowned on that day at the Canal .. so many lives were lost, properties on that day 💔💔💔

But here I am today thanking God for he has preserved me 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 because he knows he has a grater plan for me,which I haven’t fulfilled in earth 🙏🏻🙏🏻.. RIP to those souls that were lost including that of my brother may God console them (even tho the government fulfill Their promises😪 may God still touch their heart for them to remember us and fulfill their promises)January 27 2002″

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