Nigeria: Ibadan Explosion Unveils a Web of Mystery: Police Hunt Building Owners, Assembly Reveals Alleged Culprit

Nigeria: Ibadan Explosion Unveils a Web of Mystery: Police Hunt Building Owners, Assembly Reveals Alleged Culprit

By Ahmad Hadizat Omayoza, Mamos Nigeria

In the aftermath of the devastating explosion that rocked Ibadan’s Adeyi Street in Bodija, Oyo State, an intricate tale of mystery and tragedy unfolds. As the casualty figure rises to five, the community is left grappling with the aftermath, while authorities race to untangle the web of events surrounding the incident.

According to the Landlords Association of Adeyi Street, the twin duplex at the epicenter of the explosion was rented by one Mahmoud Camara, an Okada rider. The association revealed that three occupants, including two Malians and one Nigerian, were residing in the apartment before the explosion. The identity of one of the tenants allegedly involved in renting the property, Sawani Yusuf, was disclosed by the Oyo State House of Assembly.

Mr. Bayo Busari, a lawyer, shed light on the deceptive use of the Okada rider’s name, suggesting it was a decoy for questionable activities. The aftermath of the explosion reveals that some residents are still missing, adding a layer of concern to the tragic event.

Witnessing the impact of the blast, residents far from the explosion site have begun fleeing the area. Minimal damage was reported for some houses, with shattered windows and doors, while others, tragically, experienced more substantial destruction. The emotional toll on residents is palpable, with traumatized individuals seen moving belongings out of the area.

As rescue operations continue, the Special Adviser on Security Matters to the governor, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, provided an update on the casualties, confirming a total of five deaths. The Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Adebola Hamzat, has declared the two occupants of the exploded building wanted, highlighting the urgency to identify and locate the individuals associated with the incident.

The Oyo State House of Assembly, in its deliberations, urged security agencies to intensify efforts in bringing all those connected to the explosion to justice. The lawmakers expressed concern over the alleged involvement of a foreigner, Sawani Yusuf, and called for a thorough investigation.

Contrary to initial speculation, the Miners Association of Nigeria (MAN) disassociated itself from the mining company allegedly behind the explosion. MAN’s National President, ‘Dele Ayanleke, emphasized that the said company is not a member of their association, adding to the complexity of the unfolding situation.

As the community grapples with the aftermath, the investigation into the Ibadan explosion continues. The unfolding details underscore the need for a comprehensive and transparent inquiry to provide clarity on the tragic incident that has left the community in shock and mourning.

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