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Ibadan Explosion: Three persons to face prosecution - Owoseni

Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde disclosed that two people died and seventy-seven (77) were wounded in an explosion that rocked Ibadan.

He said preliminary investigations by security agencies revealed that the explosion that rocked the Bodija Area of Ibadan, the state capital, on Tuesday was caused by explosive devices stored by illegal miners.

Ibadan Explosion: Illegal miners behind blast - Makinde

“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,” he said.

He added that two people died and 77 others were injured in the explosion.

The Oyo state government has, however, appealed to residents of the state to vacate the incident scene.

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The government said on its X handle Wednesday morning, “This will enable emergency and rescue efforts to continue at the site without interference. Search and rescue efforts using earth-moving equipment continued throughout the night and remain ongoing. We will keep providing updates about the situation.”

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