Ibadan explosion: Governor Makinde calls for calm

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has called for calm, following an explosion in Ibadan that shock most part of the town.

A a statement Tuesday night by the state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Prince Dotun Oyelade, said:

“Residents of Ibadan and immediate environ experienced an uncommon explosion about 8p.m., this evening.

“There are various interpretations of the incident but it is important for us to state categorically that the state government has taken over and in the full control of the unfortunate occurrence in in order to mitigate the incident.

“All security service chiefs including para military chiefs and Fire Operatives have been deployed by the governor to Reign in the spillover from the explosion.

“His Excellency, Governor Makinde, therefore, implores citizens to calm down and be rest assured that their interests are being looked after.”

Meanwhile, there have been conflicting accounts on what actually happened. While some residents of the ancient city said a tremor was recorded, other account said it was a gas station that exploded.

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