Death toll in Ibadan explosions increases – Govt gives new casualty figure

The number of death from the explosion that rocked Bodija, Ibadan, Oyo state capital, on Tuesday, January 16, has risen to five, the state government has confirmed.


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This was disclosed by Fatai Owoseni, the special adviser on security matters to Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state, during a press briefing on Thursday, January 18, confirming that two more bodies were recovered.

He said: “Rescue operation is still ongoing. As of yesterday, we had three casualties but this morning, just about 30 minutes ago, I got information from the security operatives supporting the medical team that two more dead bodies were recovered this morning.

“A lot of conversations have been going on, a lot of interfacing with the people so that they will see transparency in what the government is doing.

“The security agencies, especially the police, the DSS being supported by the Nigerian Army team EOD Unit as well are putting the bits and pieces of information together to ensure that discreet information is done towards prosecution to ensure that whoever, either directly, remotely connected with that incident are brought to justice.”

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