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BREAKING: NEMA gives update on Ibadan explosion



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The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Wednesday said a suspected explosion of an IED caused the blast which rocked the Bodija area of Ibadan, Oyo State, on Tuesday night.

According to the agency, the explosion affected more than twenty buildings in the area.

NEMA revealed this in a situation report posted on its social media handle on Wednesday.

The post reads: “To the scene of the explosion. On arrival at the scene, it was observed that it was a suspected explosion of IED, which affected over twenty houses. Casualty figures can not be ascertained for now. Search and Rescue operations are still ongoing.

“Stakeholders present include NPF, NSCDC, DSS, SEMA, Nigeria Army, Federal and State fire service, Nigerian Red Cross, State Ministry of Environment, 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 resume at 7.00 am in the morning.

“Security has been beefed up in the area while arrangements for more support to facilitate the operations are in progress.

“The situation has been brought under control while arrangements are going on to ensure smooth operation.”

FidelInfo had earlier reported that some people had different degrees of injuries as a result of the explosion.






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