Residents of Bodija area of Ibadan, Oyo State, on Tuesday evening, 16 January, 2024, said there was an explosion in parts of the state capital.
There were also videos online that showed a dusty cloud and burning houses and cars.
A University of Ibadan student, said “It is true. We all heard the sound and it was very loud. The cloud is cloudy with smoke. it happened at Bodija and we in the UI area could see the smoke. Even those at Sango and Ojo heard the sound. In fact, we are all in a room scared for our life”
According to The Punch, Motunrayo Adegboro, another resident of Barika, about 15 minutes away from the site of the blast in Ibadan confirmed the incident on Tuesday night.
She said, “Some people claimed it was a gas explosion while others said it was a filling station.
“It happened in Bodija. A mall, Ace Mall even collapsed.”
There was no confirmation as to whether there were casualties or not as of the time of filing this report.