Ibadan Explosion: Two Lives Lost, 77 Injured in Alleged Bomb Blast

January 17, 2024 0 Posted By Kaptain Kush

In an incident that shook the foundations of Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State, two lives were tragically cut short, and 77 individuals suffered injuries in a harrowing explosion on Tuesday evening. The blast from Adeyi Avenue in Bodija resonated across the city, leaving a trail of extensive damage in its wake.

Governor Seyi Makinde, who promptly visited the scene, verified the casualties and disclosed that preliminary investigations implicated illegal miners who had stored explosive devices in a Bodija residence. He assured the public that those accountable for this calamity would face due consequences.

We have mobilized first responders and all pertinent agencies within Oyo State to conduct thorough search and rescue operations, which will persist through the night,” Governor Makinde affirmed.

The governor announced that the government would cover the medical expenses of all victims, offering temporary accommodations to those whose homes bore the brunt of the explosion. Governor Makinde urged citizens to remain composed, stay clear of the incident site, and promptly seek emergency assistance.

The explosion wreaked havoc on properties, necessitating the dispatch of earth-moving equipment, ambulances, and security personnel. Among the 77 injured victims, all have received treatment and been discharged, while two unfortunate fatalities have been reported. Governor Makinde extended heartfelt condolences to the grieving families and underscored ongoing initiatives to aid affected residents.

As rescue efforts persisted, the governor commended the unwavering dedication of first responders, security personnel, and medical teams. He called for collective prayers to provide solace to those grappling with the aftermath of the disaster and emphasized the imperative of collaborative efforts to streamline the ongoing rescue endeavours.

Some Photos from the Ibadan Explosion Scene

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