Ibadan: Explosions lead to 3 dead, 77 injured, 58 houses damaged

Checkout Magazine has learnt of the destruction scale from the massive explosion in Bodija, a highbrow area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, who ruled out terrorism, gave the cause of the disaster as explosives stored by illegal miners in a building.

According to him, those behind the act will face the law as three people died and 77 others were injured.

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) put the figure of buildings damaged at 58.

Many prominent residents of the city had their buildings damaged.

Some of these include Chief Adeniyi Akintola (SAN), former Deputy Governor Iyiola Oladokun, and Mrs. Olufunke Comforter-Olajide.

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who commiserated with the government and the people of Oyo State, deployed the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to provide relief to victims.



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