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More than 90% of Ibadan explosion victims released, confirms Governor Makinde.

Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has reported that over 90% of the victims affected by the explosion in the Adeyi area of Old Bodija in Ibadan have been discharged. The incident on Dejo Oyelese Street claimed five lives, and ongoing investigations are being conducted. The governor expressed gratitude to residents for their cooperation with security agencies, emphasizing the commitment to supporting victims and ensuring accountability.

Governor Makinde, in a statement on Sunday, acknowledged the efforts of security agencies in maintaining law and order around Bodija and the Emergency Operations Centre’s medical team. He mentioned that victims are undergoing counseling at the Emergency Operations Centre. Structural integrity tests have commenced on approximately 230 properties near the blast site, with rescue operations actively underway.

The governor extended thanks to the Nigerian Society of Engineers and Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for their support. He assured the public that updates on the investigation by security agencies would be communicated. The administration remains dedicated to bringing those responsible to justice.

In the aftermath of the explosion, tragic incidents have been reported, including the passing of BON Hotel Nest Ibadan’s operations manager, Tunde Solomon, due to a heart attack linked to the explosion. Oluwatobiloba Alao, a 27-year-old survivor, is recovering from memory loss, and Abiola AbduIsalam shared his experience of jumping from a storey building on Dejo Oyelese Street to save his life.

 

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