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Tension As Explosion Rocks Ibadan, Oyo Govt Calls For Calm

An unexplained explosion rocked Ibadan city, the capital of Oyo State, causing panic and shattering numerous buildings on Tuesday evening. The intense vibration from the explosion was felt in various parts of the city, including Oke Itunu, Bodija, Omi Adio, Apete, University College Hospital (UCH), Mokola, and Idi Isin.

The incident, which occurred around 7:25 pm in the Bodija area, significantly impacted many structures. Notably, the UCH School of Nursing experienced damage with shattered hostel windows due to shockwaves from the explosion. While reports suggest casualties, the exact number remains uncertain as of the time of this report.

The cause of the explosion is believed to be a gas-related incident. In response to the situation, the Oyo government has urged residents to remain calm, assuring that Governor [Governor’s Name] has deployed security personnel, including paramilitary officers and firefighters, to manage the aftermath of the explosion.

A statement from the state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Prince Dotun Oyelade, emphasized that the government is taking necessary measures to control and mitigate the impact of this unfortunate event.

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