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Explosion: Casualties Increased To 5



Rescue operations continue at the site of the Ibadan explosion days after the blast. [Development Diary]

At a press briefing on Thursday, January 18, 2024, Fatai Owoseni, Governor Seyi Makinde’s Special Adviser on Security Matters, provided an update.

Three persons were officially declared deceased by the state administration in an earlier update, but Owoseni announced on Thursday that two more bodies had been found.


“The rescue effort is still in progress. We had three casualties as of yesterday (Wednesday), but I learned this morning (Thursday) that two more dead bodies had been found from the security personnel assisting the medical team, the man stated.

Owoseni stated that information is still being gathered by the police and other security agencies as part of the continuing investigation into the incident in order to guarantee that anyone linked to it would be prosecuted.

“Many talks and interactions with the public have taken place to ensure that they perceive transparency in the actions of the government,” he stated.

“The Department of State Services, the police, and the Nigerian Army team Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit are assembling fragments of information to guarantee that covert information is directed toward prosecution to guarantee that those who are directly or indirectly associated with that incident are prosecuted.”

The blast that shook the Bodija region of During the evening of Tuesday, January 16, 2024, Ibadan caused damage to 57 dwellings and injured 77 local residents.

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