Sanwo-Olu sympathizes with the Oyo government and the victims’ families following the Ibadan explosion

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has expressed his condolences to his Oyo State counterpart, Engr. Seyi Makinde, and the Oyo State Government, following the Tuesday Ibadan explosion that killed two people and wounded 77 others.

He also expressed his profound condolences to the victims’ immediate families and the whole state, particularly Ibadan citizens, following the explosion, which was reportedly caused by illegal miners who placed explosive devices in one of the houses in the Bodija district of the Oyo State capital.

Governor Sanwo-Olu, in a sympathy statement sent on Wednesday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, called the tragic occurrence as disappointing and regrettable, wishing the people of Oyo State, particularly the victims, peace, comfort, and plenty of love during this time of sadness.

Sanwo-Olu also praised Governor Makinde for quickly deploying first responders and other necessary agencies in Oyo State, as well as earth-moving equipment, ambulances, emergency lighting, and security, to conduct extensive search and rescue operations at the explosion site.

He said: “I am deeply saddened by the news of the Ibadan explosion that led to the destruction of many properties in the vicinity with records of two fatalities and 77 people injured on Tuesday night at Bodija in Ibadan, Oyo State. 

“It is painful and worrisome that the explosion was caused allegedly by illegal miners, who stored explosive devices in one of the houses in the Bodija area of the State. Sadly, the carelessness and unlawful activities of the illegal miners have brought sorrow to many families and the State. 

“On behalf of the Government and people of Lagos State, I sympathise with the immediate families of the victims of the explosion, the government and people of Oyo State. 

“I wish Governor Seyi Makinde and all the people of Oyo State, particularly the Bodija residents and victims’ families, peace, comfort and lots of love at this time of sorrow.

“I want to assure my brother-Governor that the good people of Lagos State stand with you in this very difficult time. We pray that God would comfort the victims’ families and the entire people of Oyo State, particularly the Bodija residents, who were affected by the disaster.”




17 JANUARY 2024

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