Panel report blames Ekiti explosion on human factor


There is a high possibility of human error in the explosion at the Police Anti-Bomb Unit, Ado-Ekiti , says a report by the panel of inquiry set up by the Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, to investigate the February explosion.

Responding to this, Fayemi said the government would investigate the human factor, and set up a committee to examine the recommendations of the panel, and come up with avert future occurrence.

Fayemi directed the Head of Service, Peju Babafemi, to liaise with the Ministry of Works to determine the financial implications of restoring the affected buildings.

He said the panel’s report “should be made available to other security institutions, Inspector-General of Police, The Department for State Services to avoid the re-occurrence of such in other states.

The state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Wale Fapohunda, who led other panel members, said their findings revealed that no life was lost, but “there is high possibility of human factor in the incidence.”

An early morning explosion from the Police Anti-Bomb Unit located in the old Governor’s Office had rocked the state capital on February 8th, affecting buildings in the compound and nearby structures.

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