As OYSG and the media struggle to explain cause of Ibadan explosion,media guru advises Nigerians to be more cautious security wise


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Abiodun Borishade wrote on his x handle

#IbadanExplosion is just a spin off from a national trend. A pattern is emerging! Pls be extra alert & pray always against this heightened insecurity that is rearing its head once again in our national life, we mustn’t allow it to pervade our system. #Ibadan will overcome.
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Reacting to the explosion that rocked residential areas in Bodija axis of Ibadan in the late hours of Tuesday, 16th of January, 2024, Gasland Limited confirmed that the source of the explosion was not from their plant. 

Responding to inquiries by Tribune Online about the explosion situation, Gasland assured that their plant was fine and “whatever happened was not from Gasland.”

Gasland’s statement reads: “No comment, However, we are all okay in Gasland. Whatever happened is not from Gasland Nigeria Limited.”

As of the time of filing this report, all relevant agencies have begun rescue operations at the scene of the incident. 

Oyo State Police Command via their official X handle confirmed that the explosion happened around Dejo Oyelese Street, Bodija and its environs at about 7:44pm on Tuesday, 16th of January, 2024. 

According to Police, the number of injured, and deaths is still unknown as the search and rescue operation continues. 

Police say no casualties after 8 hrs of the explosion

Explosion around Dejo Oyelese Street Bodija Ibadan around 7:44pm today Tuesday 16/01/2024. The cause of the explosion is unknown, and no casualty could be confirmed, at the moment, as the search continues. The Commissioner of Police Oyo State Command, in the company of some senior officers and other responders, is on the ground for on the spot assessment and rescue operation. The Oyo State Police Command has also deployed armed and plain clothe officers to forestall any breakdown of law and order. Updates are coming up soon.

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