Culprits of Ibadan Explosion Will Face Justice, Succour For Victims Underway – FG

The federal government has assured Nigerians that those found culpable in circumstances leading to the tragic Ibadan explosion will face the full weight of the law.

The explosion which claimed some lives with scores injured led to the destruction of properties worth several millions of naira.

Speaking while visiting the scene of the blast for an on-the-spot assessment in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, the Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dele Alake, who led the federal government delegation, expressed shock at the scale of devastation and unfortunate loss of lives, stressing that the disaster is man-made and regrettable.

Briefing the minister on the state government’s rescue efforts, head of the state’s disaster management team, Tope Alonge, noted that the swift response of the state’s first responders and security agencies minimised the level of devastation and reduced the rate of casualties.

Recounting efforts to protect properties in the aftermath of the blast, the Special Adviser to Governor Seyi Makinde on security, Fatai Owoseni, revealed that inter-agency collaboration by all security agencies coupled with logistic support from the state government prevented looting of victims’ properties, keeping the site secure till date.

Urging citizens to be safety conscious, Alake underscored the imperative of being sensitive to suspicious happenings in the neighbourhood, emphasising that such should be reported to security agencies to avert future incidents.

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