BREAKING! NEMA CONFIRMS DEADLY EXPLOSION IN IBADAN

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The Zonal Coordinator for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in the South-West, Saheed Akiode, late Tuesday confirmed the deadly explosion that rocked Ibadan city on Tuesday evening.

Akiode told journalists that emergency responders including the operatives of the Fire Service in Oyo State have been deployed to the scene of the incident on Awolowo Way by Adeyi Avenue, behind a Central Mosque, in Bodija.

A late deadly explosion occurred in Ibadan city, Oyo State, causing a devastating effect in the area on Tuesday.

According to Eyewitnesses, panicky residents scampered for safety during the multiple explosion in the area.

According to residents,  there was panic in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Tuesday evening as the loud explosion which rocked the ancient city, resulted in collapse of buildings.

According to Channels Television, residents said houses and cars which were even far from the scene of the explosion were impacted by the blast wave.

The resident said the number of casualties could not be confirmed as of press time.

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