In an unsettling incident on Tuesday evening, Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State, was rattled by a loud bang, suspected to be the aftermath of an explosion. The disconcerting sound reverberated across Agbowo, Sango, Orogun, and Bodija areas of the city, leaving residents puzzled and concerned.
As of the time of reporting, the cause of the explosion remains elusive, adding an air of mystery to the unfolding situation. Efforts to glean information were thwarted, with neither the spokesperson for the state police command, Adewale Osifeso, nor the state fire service providing clarity on the incident.
Witness accounts varied, contributing to the uncertainty surrounding the event. A resident of Orogun likened the sound to a tremor, describing its impact on houses. Meanwhile, an individual in the Agbowo area suggested the possibility of a gas explosion, though this assertion remains unverified by independent sources, including SaharaReporters.
The absence of official statements adds to the growing unease, leaving the residents of Ibadan anxious for answers. Concerns over the safety and well-being of the affected areas persist as the community awaits a thorough investigation into the cause of the mysterious explosion.
This incident serves as a stark reminder of the importance of prompt and transparent communication from authorities during such events, assuaging fears and providing clarity to the public. As the investigation unfolds, the community remains on edge, grappling with the aftermath of the unexplained blast in the heart of Oyo State’s capital.