In a tragic turn of events, Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State, was marred by a devastating explosion on Tuesday night, leaving a somber aftermath that claimed the lives of two individuals and left around 80 others injured. The explosion wreaked havoc, causing extensive damage to buildings, vehicles, and various properties.
Preliminary reports suggest that the blast’s origin is linked to the activities of illegal miners, adding a layer of concern to the unfolding tragedy. The reckless actions that contributed to this incident demand a thorough investigation, and those responsible must be identified and held accountable for their inexcusable behavior.
Expressing profound sorrow, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu in a statement via his verified twitter handle expressed heartfelt condolences to the government and people of Oyo State. Mr president called on relevant government agencies to swiftly probe the circumstances surrounding this tragedy, shedding light on the root cause with promptness.
Tinubu also has directed the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to collaborate with the Oyo State Government in providing immediate and comprehensiveo relief to the victims affected by this heart-wrenching incident. As the people of Oyo state grapples with the aftermath, efforts are focused on extending support to those impacted and ensuring a coordinated response to this unforeseen catastrophe.Follow us on social media