Panic as explosion rocks Ibadan
Written by Olakunle Oke on January 16, 2024
Some residents of Ibadan, Oyo State, on Tuesday, said there was an explosion in parts of the state capital.
There were also videos online that showed a dusty cloud and burning houses and cars.
An X user, @WillieWinehouse tweeted, “A f***ing bomb just exploded in Ibadan! My entire house and street are in ruins!! What is going on!!”
The state government, has, however, confirmed the explosion.
The state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Dotun Oyelade, in a statement said, “Residents of Ibadan and immediate environ experienced an uncommon explosion about 8pm this evening.
“There are various interpretations of the incident but it is important for us to state categorically that the state government has taken over and in full control of the unfortunate occurrence in order to mitigate the incident.
“All security service chiefs including paramilitary chiefs and Fire Operatives have been deployed by the governor to Reign in the spillover from the explosion.
“His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde, therefore implores citizens to calm down and be rest assured that their interests are being looked after.”
There was no confirmation as to whether there were casualties or not as of the time of filing this report.
Source: Jordan105.5fm News Bulletin