Ibadan Explosion: NEMA Gives Fresh Update On Search And Rescue Operations

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has announced that the explosion that occurred on Tuesday night in the Bodija area of Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State, was caused by a suspected improvised explosive device (IED).

The incident resulted in damage to over 20 houses.

NEMA confirmed the occurrence in a situation report shared on its social media platform on Wednesday.

The impact of the blast affected more than 20 houses, but the number of casualties is still unknown at this time.

The report mentioned that search and rescue operations are currently taking place. It also stated that the scene has been secured with a significant number of security personnel from different agencies, such as the Nigeria Police Force, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Department of State Services (DSS), Oyo State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Nigerian Army, Federal and State Fire Services, Nigerian Red Cross, State Ministry of Environment, and Amotekun Corps.

“More resources are being mobilized to support the ongoing search and rescue operations,” the report continued. “Search and rescue operations were temporarily suspended at 7 p.m. yesterday to allow responders to refresh. They will resume at 7 a.m. this morning,” the agency added.

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.