UPDATED: Ibadan Explosion Destroys Not Less Than 77 Houses



The explosion in Ibadan has been reportedly destroyed not less  than 77 houses  at Dejo Oyelese Adeyi area old Bodija Estate in Ibadan Oyo State.

The newspot reporter at the scene said the whole area was in ruins and has this to say:

“The devastation of the area looks as if bomb has been dropped in the area.

“Exotic buildings and religious centres were badly damaged.


“Though Governor Makinde said only two people died, From what am seeing here many people would have lost their lives. No one can categorically say the figure of fatality.”

“I have counted 60 houses but an official of the rescue team told me not less than 77 houses were destroyed. ”

A survivor of the explosion   identified as Adeleke, has recounted how he lost his elder brother to the tragic incident.

Adeleke, who spoke with a local broadcasting station, Lagelu FM, said they were playing tennis at the hotel before his brother left to attend to something, and the explosion, which caused a stir, sent a sharp object that gave him a deep cut in his stomach.

He identified his late brother as Oladipupo, noting that he was rushed to the Adeoyo General Hospital immediately after the incident.

He said, “He came out to the front of the transformer where the incident happened. His intestines were out after the cut.”

Another survivor, Olaitan Okanlawon, said the incident happened around 7 pm after hearing a strange sound and vibration.

She added, “I was inside with my husband and kids. And we started hearing strange sounds and vibrations, it was not clear until we began to see rubbles, outside the window.

“One of my kids has a cut on his head and is being attended to, we have moved out our stuff to the hotel.”

Reacting to the incident, the state governor, Seyi Makinde, said preliminary investigations by security agencies revealed that explosive devices stored by illegal miners caused the explosion that rocked the area.

Makinde, who visited the explosion scene Tuesday night, said that though further investigations were still ongoing, anyone found culpable would be brought to book

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