How UK Based Nigerian Died In Ibadan Explosion

One of the victims who died in the explosion that occurred in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, has been identified as a returnee of the United Kingdom.

Recall that the explosion in the ancient city has reportedly killed two people and injured 77 persons, according to a statement by Oyo State Governor.

Although, the National Emergency Management Agency has said no specific number can be given to the casualties, an eyewitness said he could identify a UK returnee.

In a video circulating on social media, Ayode Jajaye, a resident of the Housing Estate at Adeyi Avenue, Bodija, said the UK returnee, was the son of one of the landlords.

Jajaye said: “Look at the guy that just died, he just came from the UK about a week ago. He’s a son to a landlord in this estate.”

Speaking about the degree of the damage, Jajaye also called on Governor Seyi Makinde to investigate the incident.

“My conclusion is that the government should investigate this situation. The casualties are too much; look at the damages, we can’t just look away. There are so many collateral damages that have happened,” he added.

Makinde had attributed the incident to illegal miners, saying investigation was ongoing.

The Governor said preliminary investigation revealed that the illegal miners had stored explosive devices in one of the houses which caused the explosion.

In a statement after visiting the site and other hospitals where the injured are receiving treatment, the Governor also confirmed that two people have died while 77 were injured and being treated in public and private hospitals around.

He posted the statement on his verified X Page (formerly Twitter) in the early hours of Wednesday.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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