Three confirmed dead; Explosive devices stored by illegal miners caused Ibadan explosion – Gov. Makinde


Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has shared noteworthy insights into the recent explosion that claimed three lives and caused extensive damage to more than 20 houses in  Bodija, Ibadan.

During a comprehensive interview on Channels Television’s Politics , Governor Makinde disclosed that foreign entities and companies have been implicated in the unfortunate incident. Preliminary investigations unveiled a startling revelation that illegal miners had stored explosive devices in one of the houses, serving as the epicenter of the explosion.

Following a thorough examination of the site and visits to hospitals treating the injured, Governor Makinde confirmed that the death toll had risen to three, with 77 reported injuries. In a sombre acknowledgment, he revealed that one additional victim had succumbed to injuries.

The Governor expressed the government’s commitment to unraveling the identities involved, citing foreign names found in the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) documents related to the company associated with the incident.

Acknowledging the gravity of the situation, Governor Makinde assured the public that it was still in the early stages of investigations, emphasizing transparency in the process.

He reiterated the government’s dedication to covering the medical bills of all victims and providing temporary accommodation for those displaced by the blast. Furthermore, he assured the affected residents of support to rebuild their lives and homes.

In his detailed statement, Governor Makinde shared the extensive measures taken by the government, including the deployment of earthmoving equipment, ambulances, emergency lights, and security personnel to facilitate search and rescue operations.

He extended gratitude to first responders, security personnel, and medical staff involved in handling the aftermath. Urging residents to contact emergency services for any assistance and to remain calm, the Governor requested cooperation to allow seamless rescue operations.

In conclusion, he called for prayers for the affected individuals and emphasized ongoing efforts in the wake of this tragic disaster.

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