The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA South West Zonal Office, in a situation report on the explosion at Adeyi Estate in Bodija Ibadan, Oyo State, said the explosion was caused by Improved Explosive Devices (IEDs).
This was revealed by Southwest Zonal Office of the Agency who stated that a distress alert for the explosion was received at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Bodija GRA behind Ace Mall Ibadan.
The zonal coordinator said mobilised response agencies were deployed to the scene of the explosion. On arrival at the scene, it was observed by NEMA that it was a suspected explosion of an IED, which affected over 20 houses.
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ADULAWO News reports that casualty figures by the agency could not be ascertained. Search and rescue operations were still ongoing.
Stakeholders present as disclosed in the situation report include the NPF, NSCDC, DSS, SEMA, Nigeria Army, Federal and State Fire Service, Nigerian Red Cross, State Ministry of Environment, and Amotekun Corps.
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Also, more resources are being mobilised to support the ongoing operations. The search and rescue operation at the scene of the incident was temporarily suspended to allow responders to refresh. SAR operations resumed at 7:00 a.m. Wednesday (today).
Security has been beefed up in the area, while arrangements for more support to facilitate the operations are in progress.
The situation, according to the report, has been brought under control while arrangements are ongoing to ensure smooth operation.