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Bodija explosion: Oyo Govt identifies three masterminds
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Wed, 7 Feb 2024   ||   Nigeria,

The Oyo State Government on Wednesday said it has identified at least three persons responsible for the Bodija explosion that happened in January, 2024.

Some explosive devices exploded at Bodija Housing Estate in Ibadan, CEOAFRICA reports.

Special Adviser on Security to the Governor, Fatai Owoseni, said three persons of interest have been identified in connection with the incident.

He added that the identified persons will face prosecution based on the investigation carried out.

Owoseni while speaking further insisted that the explosion happened at Aderinola Street and not Dejo Oyelese Street.

He maintained that the epicentre of the tragedy is No. 8A and No. 8B.

Owoseni also revealed that the character of the explosive is known as ‘Water Gel Type Based Explosive’, and that the explosion was triggered by an electric spark.

He explained further that a Closed Circuit Television in one of the affected houses gave footage of how the incident happened.

Giving an update on the incident, he said, “We have been able to report that the swiftness with which security was deployed to the epicentre had so far successfully made the state to fully secure the environment. And with the security that was provided, the state has also been able to prevent untoward happenings, especially opportunistic crimes that hoodlums always take advantage of such situations to carry out.

“The EOC has so far collated information, data of things that happened there and some of the data collated include census of the respective houses and the fatalities that were affected including the extent of losses suffered.

“As of 6 p.m. on Friday, 3rd of February, which was the 18th day of the incident, a total of 335 affected persons registered at the emergency situation centre including 16 companies or business operators, churches, mosques, three schools and the UCH also approached the centre to report on their losses”.


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