Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has confirmed that two persons and 77 others were injured in the explosion that occured on Tuesday night at Dejo Oyeleye Street, Bodija, Ibadan.
Makinde who spoke to Journalists at the scene said the explosion was caused by illegal miners who stored explosive devices in one of the buildings in Bodija area of Ibadan.
Makinde stated that the investigations are ongoing and all those found culpable for this will be brought to book.
“This unfortunate incident resulted in death and injury to residents in the vicinity and also affected properties. We have already deployed first responders and all relevant agencies within Oyo State to carry out comprehensive search and rescue operations.”
The governor said the rescue operations will continue throughout the night.
He also directed “that the medical bills of all victims be covered by the government.”
” We will also be providing temporary accommodation for those whose houses were affected and ensuring that they are supported to rebuild their lives,” Makinde said.