I Lost My Brother In Ibadan Explosion – Survivor

A survivor of Tuesday night’s explosion on Dejo Oyelese Street in Bodija, Ibadan, Oyo State, who just identified himself as Adeleke, said he lost his elder brother in the tragedy.

HowNG previously reported an explosion in areas of the state capital.

There were also films online of dusty clouds, burning houses, and autos.

The survivor, who talked with Lagelu FM, claimed that they were playing tennis at a nearby hotel before his brother went out to attend to something before the explosion produced a commotion and sent a sharp object into his stomach, resulting in a serious cut.

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

He named his late brother as Oladipupo and stated that he was brought to Adeoyo General Hospital shortly following the incident.

Another victim, Olaitan Okanlawon, stated that the incident occurred at 7 p.m., after hearing a weird sound.

“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,” she added.

In response to the tragedy, Seyi Makinde, the state governor, said preliminary investigations by security agencies found that explosive devices hidden by illegal miners caused the explosion that rocked the area.

No fewer than 10 persons were feared killed, and 15 others hospitalised following the explosion that also affected a section of the Governor’s Office, Secretariat, Oyo State House of Assembly, the residence of the former Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Chief Bola Ige, some buildings at Ologuneru, Apete, New Garage, Bashorun, Akobo, Sango and Eleyele.

Makinde, who visited the scene of the explosion Tuesday night, said that while more investigations were underway, anyone found to be responsible would be charged.

Meanwhile, the Oyo State Police Command reported an explosion on Tuesday night on Dejo Oyelese Street in the Bodija neighborhood of Ibadan, the state capital.

The number of victims in the incident remains unknown, but the command has sent enough personnel to maintain law and order.


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