NEMA reveals cause of Ibadan explosion 

… Ex-Deputy Governor homeless 


CITIZENS COMPASS —Following the explosion which rocked Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State on Tuesday night, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has said that it was caused by a suspected Improvised Explosive Device (IED). 

It said over 20 houses were affected so far. 

NEMA South West Zonal Office,disclosed this on Wednesday, in a situation report on the explosion though it said the number of casualties involved could not be ascertained. 

“On Tuesday night, panic gripped Ibadan residents over an explosion that occurred at Dejo Oyelese Street in Bodija area of the city. 

“Over 20 houses were affected. Casualty figures cannot be ascertained for now. Search and rescue operations are still ongoing,” 

NEMA said that equipment has been deployed to the scene to avoid secondary incidents. 

Meanwhile, a former deputy governor of Oyo State, Iyiola Oladokun, has said the situation has rendered him and his family homeless. 

He attributed this to the damage done to their home.

The former governor disclosed this during separate interviews with newsmen on Wednesday. 

Mr Oladokun said a friend had to provide accommodation for him and his wife after the explosion, noting that it destroyed property worth millions of naira in his house.

“I am one of the residents of Dejo Oyelese Close. My house was affected. We were just watching a football match when the explosion occurred. All the doors that were closed were forced open. All the doors, windows and roof are gone. It was very devastating,” he said.

The state governor, Seyi Makinde has sued for calm. 


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