Investigation into the Ibadan explosion will guide the government in deciding the next course of action

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The Ministry of Solid Minerals Development, under the Federal Government, has reiterated its commitment to thoroughly investigate the recent explosion in Ibadan.

The incident in the Adeyi area of Old Bodija resulted in the tragic death of five individuals, injuries to 77 residents, and the destruction of approximately 58 houses.

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State stated that initial findings pointed to explosives stored by illegal miners in a house as the cause.

Minister Dele Alake, through his Special Assistant Segun Tomori, affirmed the government’s dedication to uncovering the true cause of the explosion.

The Federal Government is awaiting the results of forensic investigations to determine the specifics of the blast, including the type of explosives involved and the circumstances leading to the unfortunate incident.

Mine Inspectorate officers have been deployed to collaborate with other security agencies in determining the cause.

Emphasizing the importance of allowing security agencies to conduct thorough investigations, the minister believes that this approach will ensure accurate information, accountability for culprits, and effective measures to prevent future occurrences.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-West praised Governor Makinde’s prompt response to the incident, urging citizens to be more security-conscious.

The party expressed confidence in the comprehensive investigation led by Governor Makinde and security authorities to identify and bring the perpetrators to justice while preventing similar incidents in the state.

The PDP extended condolences to the victims and called on the public to be vigilant, reporting any activities that could pose a security threat.

 

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