Ibadan Explosion: Photos Emerge as NEMA Releases Fresh Situation Report
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) released its much-awaited situation report
In a statement released Tuesday, January 16, the agency confirmed that no mortality case has been recorded
It was, however, gathered that at least 20 houses were destroyed as a result of the tragic explosion
Ibadan, Oyo – The southwest zone of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has rolled out an update on the tragic explosion that occurred in the Bodija area of Ibadan, Oyo State, on Tuesday, January 16.
Topnewstv.com.ng reported that properties were destroyed following the explosion, which rocked the area.
While some people said it was a gas explosion, others said it was a bomb attack targeted at shoppers.
Meanwhile, in a statement released in the morning on Wednesday, January 17, NEMA stated that the explosion happened at about 7:30 pm at the Bodija GRA behind Ace Mall Ibadan.
NEMA confirms destruction of 20 houses
The agency confirmed that on arrival at the incident scene, it was gathered that 20 houses were affected by the blast as the number of casualties was yet to be ascertained at the time of the statement’s release.
The statement reads:
“Casualty figures can not be ascertained for now. Search and Rescue operation is still ongoing.
“Stakeholders present include NPF, NSCDC, DSS, SEMA, Nigeria Army, Federal and State fire service, Nigerian Red Cross, State Ministry of Environment, and Amotekun Corps.
“More resources are being mobilised to support the ongoing SAR Operations.
“Search and Rescue operation at the scene of the incident was temporarily suspended to allow responders to refresh. SAR Operations resumes at 7.00 am in the morning.”
The agency verified increased security measures in the region, and efforts are underway to provide additional support for operational facilitation.
Reports indicate that the situation is now under control, with ongoing preparations to ensure the seamless execution of operations.