Two Killed, 77 Injured In Ibadan Explosion

Two persons have been killed while 77 have been found injured so far as a result of the explosion which occurred yesterday (January 16, 2023) in Bodija, Ibadan.

These figures were disclosed by the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, when he visited the scene of the explosion in the early hours of Wednesday (January 17, 2023).

Addressing the press and general public, Governor Seyi Makinde revealed that the explosion was caused by activities of illegal miners 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.”

He assured that his government is doing everything possible to bring the situation under control.

“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.”

The Governor further stated that he has directed that the medical bills of all the victims be covered by the government while temporary accomodations will be provided for those whose houses were affected by the explosion.

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