There was an explosion in Ibadan, and there are several questions surrounding the blast incident.
The explosion occurred on January 16th, Tuesday evening. Residents reported that the explosion affected Ologuneru, Apete, New Garage, Bashorun, Akobo, Sango, and Eleyele.
According to Seyi Makinde, Governor of Oyo, the cause of the explosion was caused by explosives stored by Illegal Miners.
He also said; “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,”
The governor added;
“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.
“I have directed that the medical bills of all victims be covered by the government. We will also be providing temporary accommodation for those whose houses were affected and ensuring that they are supported to rebuild their lives.
“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,”
Also, Many videos of the explosion effect are being shared on social media. There are also videos with different perspectives on what happened and how bad it was.