Ibadan Explosion Caused By IED – NEMA

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Wednesday said the explosion which rocked the Bodija area of Ibadan, on Tuesday night, was caused by a suspected explosion of IED (Improvised Explosive Device).

This explosion, according to the agency, affected over twenty houses in the area.

According to the NEMA officials who visited the scene, “…on arrival at the scene it was observed that it was a suspected explosion of IED which affected over twenty houses. Casualty figures cannot be ascertained for now. Search and Rescue operation is still on going.

 “Stakeholders present include NPF, NSCDC, DSS, SEMA, Nigeria Army, Federal and State fire service, Nigerian Red Cross, State ministery of Environment, Amotekun Corps.

More resources are being mobilize to support the on going SAR Operations. Search and Rescue operation at the scene of the incident was temporarily suspended to allow responders to refresh. SAR Operations resume 7.00am in the morning.

“Security has been beefed up in the area while arrangements for more support to facilitate the operations are in progress.

“The situation has been brought under control while arrangements are going on to ensure smooth operation,” the post read