Ibadan Explosion, Unfortunate, Sad – Sanwo-Olu Laments

He also extended heartfelt sympathies to the immediate families of the victims and the entire people of the State, particularly Ibadan residents over the explosion allegedly caused by illegal miner.
Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu
Governor Babajide Sanwo Olugoogle photo

Sanwo-Olu, in a condolence message issued on Wednesday, January 17, by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, sympathized with his Oyo State counterpart, Engr. Seyi Makinde and the Oyo State Government over the explosion which led to the death of two persons and injured 77 people.

He also extended heartfelt sympathies to the immediate families of the victims and the entire people of the State, particularly Ibadan residents over the explosion allegedly caused by illegal miners, who stored explosive devices in one of the houses in the Bodija area of Ibadan.

He also applauded Makinde for the prompt deployment of first responders and all relevant agencies within the state, as well as earth-moving equipment, ambulances, emergency lights and security for comprehensive search and rescue operations at the scene of the explosion.


Governor Sanwo-Olu said: “I am deeply saddened by the news of the Ibadan explosion that led to the destruction of many properties in the vicinity with records of two fatalities and 77 people injured on Tuesday night at Bodija in Ibadan, Oyo State.

“It is painful and worrisome that the explosion was caused allegedly by illegal miners, who stored explosive devices in one of the houses in the Bodija area of the State.

“Sadly, the carelessness and unlawful activities of the illegal miners have brought sorrow to many families and the State.

“On behalf of the Government and people of Lagos State, I sympathize with the immediate families of the victims of the explosion, the government and people of Oyo State.

“I wish Governor Seyi Makinde and all the people of Oyo State, particularly the Bodija residents and victims’ families, peace, comfort and lots of love at this time of sorrow.

“I want to assure my brother-Governor that the good people of Lagos State stand with you in this very difficult time.


“We pray that God would comfort the victims’ families and the entire people of Oyo State,” he added.

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