Ibadan Explosion: Death Toll Rises To Five

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OYO, Nigeria – Mediaage NG News – The death toll has risen from two to five, following a blast in Bodija, a residential district of Ibadan, the capital of Nigeria’s south-western Oyo state.

Tuesday night’s explosion caused a total of 58 houses destroyed, according to officials.

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The state governor, Seyi Makinde blamed illegal miners for the blast, saying they had been storing explosives in a house.

There is a heavy military and police presence at the scene on the second day of rescue operations, where emergency agencies are still at work.

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