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Ibadan Explosion: Tinubu Expresses Sadness, Commiserates With Victims 

He directed security agencies to fish out the perpetrators for trial.

President Bola Tinubu has expressed sadness over the devastating explosion that occurred on Tuesday night in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

The explosion, which killed two persons and wounded about 80 others and also destroyed several buildings, vehicles, and other properties. 

The President, in a release issued on Wednesday by his Media Adviser, Ajuri Ngelale, said: “It is worrisome that the cause of the blast is being attributed to the activities of illegal miners. Those behind the inexcusable and reckless behaviour that has created the conditions for the sad incident to occur must be fished out and punished”.

President Tinubu commiserated with the government and people of Oyo State and called on all concerned agencies of government to unravel the circumstances that led to the tragedy with alacrity.

He also directed the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to work with Oyo State Government to offer immediate and comprehensive relief to the victims. 

Deji Elumoye in Abuja

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