Canon shots are called Mkponani by Igbo-speaking people of Nigeria. Canon shot is an improvised explosive device (IED) which is made of compressed gun powder and sand in metal jacket. The metal jacket is shaped into a pipe placed in the ground.
Just like in every other business, accidents occur and most times they are unforeseen. One of such work place accidents happened in the canon shots business when a man who was getting ready some canons for a contract he had, encountered a terrible incident that involved his wife and four year old daughter.
This is a sad one from our Rural News Tourism series. We visited a young woman who suffered a terrible accident involving canon shots called Mkponani in Igbo language. Her daughter was also involved in the terrible accident. This is one pathetic story that will surely touch you.
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