Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Benjamin Kalu has indicated that the house of representatives will launch a full-scale probe into tuesday night explosion in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.

The Deputy Speaker  in a statement said, that the house will probe the matter when it  resumes  plenary to ensure that justice is served  to the dead and other victims alive.

Meanwhile the Oyo state government through the special adviser to the governor on security matters, fatai owoseni says the death toll from the explosion has risen to five, as  two more bodies were  recovered.

He noted that the government has been interfacing with the people to ensure transparency and to aid investigation into the root  cause of the matter, to ensure guilty persons are prosecuted.


Owoseni however, appealed to residents to be security conscious while calling on the authorities to enact laws that would monitor and maintain ordnances.

He said recovery is still ongoing at the explosion site side by side with structural evaluation to weigh on the impact of the explosion and begin recovery process.

January 18, 2024

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