JUST IN: Ibadan Explosion Fatalities Rise To Five – Oyo Govt Gives Fresh Update


The number of fatalities following the explosion that shook Bodija in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo state, on Tuesday has risen to five.

Fatai Owoseni, the special adviser on security matters to Governor Seyi Makinde, made this known during a press briefing on Thursday.

Owoseni disclosed that two additional bodies have been discovered while rescue operation remains underway.

He said: “Rescue operation is still ongoing. As of yesterday, we had three casualties but this morning, just about 30 minutes ago, I got information from the security operatives supporting the medical team that two more dead bodies were recovered this morning.

“A lot of conversations have been going on, a lot of interfacing with the people so that they will see transparency in what the government is doing.

“The security agencies, especially the police, the DSS being supported by the Nigerian Army team EOD Unit as well are putting the bits and pieces of information together to ensure that discreet information is done towards prosecution to ensure that whoever, either directly, remotely connected with that incident are brought to justice.”


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