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Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, Confirms Tuesday Incident as Bomb Blast

Oyo State Governor Confirms Tuesday Incident as Bomb Blast

The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, on Tuesday, confirmed the incident many speculated to be a bomb blast yet left over 70 injured and two dead.

On Tuesday evening, at 7.44 pm, a devastating hit of explosives sparked mayhem in the capital of Oyo State, Ibadan, leaving over 77 injured and 2 residents confirmed dead.

Active citizens of Ibadan took to social to raise awareness of the recent bomb blast, as reported earlier. While the perpetrators of the incident have not been identified yet, the governor expressed to pressmen in the late hours of Tuesday that “Preliminary investigations by the security agencies revealed that illegal miners occupying one of the houses in Bodija had stored explosive devices there, which caused the blast. The investigations are ongoing. All those found culpable for this will be brought to book.”

Following the governor’s speech, netizens have taken to social to ask why “illegal miners” would keep such dangerous explosives capable of causing such devastating effects in the residential environment of Bodija.

Meanwhile, the devastating blowback effect of the blast expanded in a wide radius, leaving damaging impacts on vehicles, burglaries, and roofs of many building infrastructures near and far.

While the perpetrators still remain unknown, the governor urged citizens to remain calm while thorough investigations would bring all those found culpable to book.

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