BREAKING: "We Are Aware", Oyo Govt Reacts as Terrifying Explosion Rocks Ibadan

BREAKING: "We Are Aware", Oyo Govt Reacts as Terrifying Explosion Rocks Ibadan

  • Residents of Ibadan in Oyo state and environs experienced an uncommon explosion on Tuesday evening, January 16
  • reports that although no death has been officially confirmed, the explosion sent shock waves across the ancient city
  • The state government urged residents to remain calm as security agents have been deployed to investigate the scary explosion journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 6-year-experience covering public journalism

Ibadan, Oyo state - The Oyo state government has said it is aware of reports of an explosion in Ibadan.

The government urged residents to remain calm, adding that security agencies are investigating the incident to determine its cause.

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Buildings were destroyed in an explosion that happened in Ibadan, Oyo state, on Tuesday evening, January 16. Photo credit: Seyi Makinde
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The government's reaction was contained in a tweet on his official X (formerly known as Twitter) handle on Tuesday night, January 16, 2024.

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The full statement by the Oyo state government reads:

"The Oyo state government is aware of reports of an explosion in Ibadan.
"Residents are urged to remain calm as security agencies are investigating this to determine the source and cause of the incident.
“All security service chiefs, including para military chiefs and fire operatives, have been deployed by Governor Seyi Makinde to reign-in the spillover from the explosion."

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Earlier, reported that there was a loud bang said to be caused by an explosion in Ibadan. learnt that the incident happened in Bodija area.

The impact of the explosion was felt around Agbowo, Sango, Orogun and Bodija areas of Ibadan.

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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