Governor Seyi Makinde speaks on Ibadan explosion

Oyo Ibadan


Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has cautioned residents of Bodija explosion to vacate their residence for now until the whole area is well secured.

Addressing journalists in a world press conference shortly after his visit to the scene of the explosion at Governor’s Office Press Center, Agodi Secretariat, Makinde cautioned the victims of the incident not to go into their houses for now for the place is not safe.

The governor who briefed journalists alongside his Special Adviser on Security, CP Fatai Owoseni (retd), the state commissioner of police, Mr Adebola Hamzat, the team leader of the state emergency response team, Prof. Temitope Alonge among others said, “We are appealing to the the victims to vacate their residence for now, they should not go in there to take any of their properties, security agencies are on ground to ensure safety of their properties.

“We have set up an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) located in Bodija Housing, we want the victims to go there and register their details.

“ As at the time I visited the site this afternoon, some buildings due to the weakness of the structures are still collapsing and we need to ensure that the entire place is well secured before anybody can go in there.