Resident association reports that 10 individuals from the Ibadan explosion are still unaccounted for

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The Bodija Estate Residents Association in Ibadan revealed on Wednesday that approximately 10 individuals remain unaccounted for after the explosion on January 17.

The tragic incident on Dejo Oyelese street in Ibadan resulted in five fatalities, 77 people sustaining various injuries, and damage to 58 houses.

During a consultative meeting, the Association’s President, Muyiwa Bamgbose, shared that the count might now be closer to eight, nine, or even 10 missing persons based on neighborhood reports.

They presented a street map to the government, striving to accurately account for individuals house by house.

The umbrella body, BERA, representing all communities in Bodija, called for significant assistance for the victims to rebuild their lives, emphasizing the ongoing need for care and support for those profoundly affected.

Members of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Board of Trustees visited Governor Makinde, expressing condolences and commending his swift response to the incident.

Senator Adolphus Wabara, the BoT chairman, lauded Makinde’s engineering acumen in ordering structural integrity tests on approximately 230 affected buildings.

Wabara urged a comprehensive investigation to uncover the incident’s cause, preventing future occurrences.

Governor Makinde appreciated the visit, emphasizing the humanitarian aspect, especially for affected children, and pledged his commitment to the PDP’s unity, vowing to play a positive role in ensuring the party remains united and strong.

 

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