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Oyo deploys security chiefs as explosion rocks Ibadan

Oyo State Government has urged residents of the state to maintain calm following the explosion that rocked the capital Ibadan late Tuesday.

A statement issued by the commissioner for information and orientation Dotun Oyelade said Governor Seyi Makinde had deployed all security chiefs including para-military chiefs and fire operatives to the scene of the explosion.

The statement said, “Residents of Ibadan and immediate environ experienced an uncommon explosion about 8pm this evening.

“There are various interpretations of the incident but it is important for us to state categorically that the state government has taken over and in the full control of the unfortunate occurrence in in order to mitigate the incident.

“All security service chiefs including para military chiefs and Fire Operatives have been deployed by the governor to Reign in the spillover from the explosion.

“His Excellency Governor Seyi Makinde therefore implores citizens to calm down and be rest assured that their interests are being looked after.”

Reports say the explosion shook the School of Nursing and University College Hospital.

Some residents of Ologuneru, Owalla, Isokan, Ekerin, Eleyele, Apete, Bodija, Obasa, Mokola, Oke Itunu, Barracks, Gbaremu said they felt the explosion.

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