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BREAKING NEWS: Thousands panic as massive explosion rocks Ibadan

 

Multiple reports from several parts of Ibadan, South-West Nigeria suggest several loud explosions.

The explosion was heard in multiple places in the city, with several residents reporting damages to their property with some heavy causalities feared. 

There were also videos online that showed a dusty cloud and burning houses and cars.

A University of Ibadan student, who spoke with our correspondent on the telephone 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”

An  X user, @WillieWinehouse tweeted, “A f***ing bomb just exploded in Ibadan! My entire house and street are in ruins!! What is going on!!”

Motunrayo Adegboro, another resident of Barika, about 15 minutes away from the site of the blast in Ibadan confirmed the incident to our correspondent 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.”

NigerianEye will provide more details later. 

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