Oyo Govt Establishes Situation Hub For Ibadan Explosion Victims

The hub is located at the State Housing Corporation's grounds, close to the Bodija Islamic Center in Ibadan, according to the News Agency of Nigeria.
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A Situation Hub has been formed by the Oyo State Government for the victims of Tuesday's explosion in Ibadan.

The hub is located at the State Housing Corporation's grounds, close to the Bodija Islamic Center in Ibadan, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

This was revealed on Wednesday during an interview with reporters at the explosion site by Fatai Owoseni, the governor's special adviser on security matters.

Victims, locals, and landlords had been urged to go there and provide the authorities with pertinent information, according to Owoseni.

According to him, the state administration has sent crisis management specialists to the hub to handle a variety of potential emergencies.

“We cannot do a proper assessment for now.

“Rescue operations are, however, still ongoing, as victims, landlords, and tenants of the estates are still picking their pieces from their houses.

“We can’t talk to them now for any assessment and evaluation,” he said.

In order to prevent more deaths, Owoseni advised anybody without a critical responsibility at the location to evacuate in case there were any more explosions.

“We can’t ascertain any further security threat around the scene of the blast, as some people here are around to steal people’s property; this set of people are the first security threat here.

“We cannot say whether there will be a secondary explosion.

“Therefore, people should stay away from the scene so that if we have any, we will not lose more lives,” he said.

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