Cause Of Ibadan Expl0sion, Death Toll, Revealed | READ DETAILS
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state, has revealed the cause of the Tuesday night expl0sion that rocked the Bodija area of Ibadan, the state capital, destroying lots of properties.
The expl0sion which affected a section of the Governor’s Office, Secretariat, Oyo State House of Assembly, the residence of the former Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Chief Bola Ige, some buildings at Ologuneru, Apete, New Garage, Bashorun, Akobo, Sango and Eleyele.
Speaking on Wednesday via X, the governor said preliminary investigation by security operatives, suggests that the expl0sion was caused by expl0sive devices stored by illegal miners in one of the houses in the area.
“Preliminary investigations by the security agencies revealed that illegal miners occupying one of the houses in Bodija had stored explosive devices there which caused the blast. The investigations are ongoing. All those found culpable for this will be brought to book”.
“In total, we have 77 injured victims so far, most of whom were treated and discharged, and two fatalities. May their souls rest in peace and may God give their loved ones the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss”.
“Earth-moving equipment, ambulances, emergency lights, and security were deployed to the scene of the incident. The wounded and injured are being treated and moved to public and private hospitals within Ibadan.
“Medical personnel are on standby at these hospitals to provide all needed assistance to the injured. We have visited UCH to see some of those injured during the incident. Medical bills of victims will be picked by the government”
“I urge all residents to please call 615 for any emergencies they may be experiencing at this time and to remain calm and stay away from the immediate scene of the incident to allow rescue operations to be carried out without interference”.
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