JUST IN: Police speak on Ibadan explosion


Ibadan explosion

By Suleiman Shehu

The Police said they are yet to confirm the cause or the number of casualties of Tuesday’s explosion in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State.

Oyo police spokesperson, (PPRO), SP Adewale Osifeso, said this in a statement in Ibadan on Tuesday evening,

But he added that the police have deployed its operatives for rescue operations at the scene of the explosion recorded to have happened around 7:44 p.m. at Dejo Oyelese Street in the Bodija area of Ibadan.

”No casualty can be confirmed for now. But the search continues,” the Police spokesperson stated.

The PPRO disclosed that the Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Adebola Hamzat, has already in the company of some senior officers and other responders conducted an on-the-spot assessment.

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”The Commissioner and the other officers have been at the forefront of rescue operations.

“The Oyo State Police Command has also deployed armed and plain-cloth officers to forestall any breakdown of law and order.

“So, updates are coming up soon,” he assured.

Some early reports had speculated that the incident was a plane crash, while some said it was an earth tremor occurrence.

Others even had it as a bomb explosion, while several others linked it to a fire incident at a popular mall in the Bodija area.

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