It’s disheartening – Lagos gov reacts as explosion kills two, injures 77 in Ibadan


Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has commiserated with his Oyo State counterpart, Governor Seyi Makinde, over Tuesday’s explosion that rocked Ibadan.

Newspot recalls that explosive devices stored by illegal miners in the Oyo State capital had caused an explosion that killed at least two persons and injured about 77 residents.

Reacting, Sanwo-Olu, in a statement posted on his official X handle on Wednesday, described the incident as disheartening, saying that the people of Lagos State stand in solidarity with their Oyo counterparts.

The post reads, “My thoughts are with the families of the victims. This is a disheartening incident that calls for unity and support in these challenging times.

“Commendable efforts by Governor Makinde for the swift response and deployment of first responders in the wake of the disaster. The collaboration of agencies and rescue operations is crucial.


“The people of Lagos stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Oyo State, and we are ready to provide any support required during these times.”

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