BREAKING: Tension as Explosion Rocks Ibadan, Videos Emerge

BREAKING: Tension as Explosion Rocks Ibadan, Videos Emerge

  • Properties were destroyed in Bodija area of Ibadan, Oyo state, following an explosion which rocked the area
  • reports that although no death has been officially confirmed, the explosion sent shock waves across the ancient city
  • While some people said it was a gas explosion, others said it was a bomb attack targeted at shoppers journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 6-year-experience covering public journalism

Ibadan, Oyo state - There was a loud bang said to be caused by an explosion in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital. learnt that the incident happened on Tuesday evening, January 16.

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Buildings destroyed as explosion rocks Ibadan. Photo credit: Seyi Makinde
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As reported by The Punch, the bang was heard around Agbowo, Sango, Orogun and Bodija areas of the city.

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However, the cause of the explosion could not be ascertained at the time of filing this report.

Toyin Olaoye, a resident of Orogun, close to the University of Ibadan (UI), told

“I learnt it happened at Domino's Pizza in Bodija area. It shook many areas in Ibadan. I also gathered that it destroyed several buildings.
"People here, in Apete, Omi Adio, Mokola, felt the impact of the blast."

Another source in the Agbowo area said he heard it was a gas explosion.

An X (formerly Twitter) user, @WillieWinehouse, said it was a bomb that went off.

However, both claims could not be immediately verified by

Below are some authentic videos shared online:

Efforts to reach the spokesperson for the state police command, Adewale Osifeso, were unsuccessful.

Explosion kills scores of Niger residents

Earlier, reported that scores of residents were killed in an explosion that rocked the Galkogo community, in Shiroro local government area of Niger state.

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Two accounts of the incidents in the community claimed that the explosions were caused by an airstrike by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) while another said dynamites were thrown at the residents by some bandits.

Generator explosion kills 2 at Canadian embassy also reported that the FCT Emergency Management Agency explained how two Nigerians died at the Canadian embassy fire in Abuja.

Parts of the building of the high commission of Canada in Nigeria, situated at 13010G, Palm Close, Diplomatic Drive, Central Business District in Abuja, caught fire.

Obi reacts as gas explosion injures students

Meanwhile, a gas explosion has injured no fewer than seven students of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) at an off-campus hostel in Ile-Ife, Osun state.

The explosion happened at Poplat Fuel Station, located in Lagere area of OAU’s host community.


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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at