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Ibadan Explosion: Makinde Confirms Foreign Name On CAC Document, Death Toll Rises To 3

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Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has provided further insights into the recent explosion in Ibadan, revealing that the mining company implicated in the incident lists foreign names on its Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) document.

This confirmation came during the governor’s appearance on Channel TV on Wednesday. The tragic incident, which occurred on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, at Dejo Oyelese Street in the Bodija area of Ibadan, resulted in three casualties and numerous injuries.

Governor Makinde stated that the death toll had risen to three, with another victim succumbing to injuries in a hospital on the same day.

In response to the explosion, Governor Makinde disclosed, “The truth is that we have identified the company involved with the storage of explosive devices in that particular building. We are trying to uncover the identities of the people.

We’ve done a few fact-finding on the company involved, and yes, there are indeed some foreign names on the CAC document of the company involved, but these are still early days.”

Addressing speculation about terrorist involvement, Makinde clarified that the blast was not caused by any terrorist group or bandits.

Instead, he emphasized that the incident resulted from the activities of illegal miners who decided to store explosives in residential areas.

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“We have an individual of interest who the security agencies should be inviting for questioning. I repeat my position that anyone who has contributed to putting this tragedy upon us, we will bring them to book. It is not anything that has to do with banditry or insurgency. It is simply illegal miners who decided to store explosives in residential areas,” he added.

The explosion, which occurred at approximately 7:30 pm on Tuesday, damaged properties in the vicinity. Governor Makinde later confirmed the loss of three lives, with 77 individuals currently receiving treatment in both public and private hospitals. The investigation into the incident has revealed that the blast was caused by the activities of illegal miners in the city of Ibadan.

President Bola Tinubu has taken swift action, ordering a thorough investigation to uncover the real reason behind the explosion.

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Somto is an Entertainment Reporter with a passion for uncovering the latest stories in the world of entertainment. As a dedicated journalist, Somto delivers in-depth reporting, exclusive interviews, and breaking news coverage.

She covers a wide range of topics, from celebrity interviews to industry trends and film reviews.

As an Entertainment Reporter for Prime Business Africa, She continues to provide comprehensive and insightful coverage of the entertainment industry, offering readers an insider's perspective on the latest developments and trends. She is a trusted source for breaking news, exclusive interviews, and thought-provoking analyses.

Somto is dedicated to providing valuable information and entertainment to her audience while upholding the highest standards of journalistic integrity.

Follow Somto on social media:

LinkedIn: Somtochukwu Bisina

#EntertainmentReporter #MediaProfessional #Journalism

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