We are in control – Oyo govt confirms Ibadan explosions


The Oyo State Government has confirmed that there were explosions in Ibadan on Tuesday night.

In a terse post on their verified X page, the state government stated that investigations into the cause of the incident are ongoing.

The statement signed by the Hon Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Prince Dotun Oyelade, urged residents to remain calm.

It read: “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 the full control of the unfortunate occurrence in in order to mitigate the incident.


“All security service chiefs including para military 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.”

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