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Panic as explosion rocks Ibadan

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Panic as explosion rocks Ibadan

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An explosion occurred in parts of Ibadan, Oyo State capital, on Tuesday, creating pandemonium amongst residents.

Online videos also showed a dusty cloud and burning houses and cars.

A University of Ibadan student said, “It is true. We all heard the sound and it was very loud. The cloud is cloudy with smoke. it happened at Bodija and we in the UI area could see the smoke. Even those at Sango and Ojo heard the sound. In fact, we are all in a room scared for our life”

Motunrayo Adegboro, another resident of Barika, about 15 minutes away from the site of the blast in Ibadan confirmed the incident to our correspondent on Tuesday night.

She said, “Some people claimed it was a gas explosion while others said it was a filling station.

“It happened in Bodija. A mall, Ace Mall even collapsed.”

An X user, @WillieWinehouse tweeted, “A f***ing bomb just exploded in Ibadan! My entire house and street are in ruins!! What is going on!!”

Another X user, @the_beardedsina said that there were serious casualties and medical personnel were needed.

He tweeted, “Please Retweet if you see this. If you are a Medical personnel in Ibadan & close by. Please our help & assistance is needed at Adeyi Avenue, Bodija. There are serious casualties there. Please help share.”

There was no confirmation as to whether there were casualties or not as of the time of filing this report.

Details later…