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Ibadan explosion: Foreign names found in CAC documents of company that stored explosives, says Makinde

Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo state Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo state

Seyi Mayinde, governor of Oyo, says the company involved in the storage of the explosive devices that led to the explosion in Ibadan, the state capital, has been identified.

Speaking in an interview with Channels Television on Wednesday, Makinde said there are some foreign names on the documents of the company domiciled with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).

On Tuesday night, an explosion occurred at Dejo Oyelese Street, Bodija axis of Ibadan, in which two persons died and several others injured.

The governor had said that the explosion was caused by illegal miners who stored explosive devices in one of the buildings.

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Giving an update on the incident, Makinde  added that one of those receiving treatment at the hospital as a result of the blast died today,  taking the death toll to three.

He clarified that the explosion had nothing to do with banditry or insurgency.

“The truth is that we have identified the company involved with the storage of explosive devices in that particular building,” Makinde said.

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“We have an individual of interest who the security agencies should be inviting for questioning.

“I repeat my position that anyone who has contributed to putting this tragedy upon us, we will definitely bring them to book.

“It is not anything that has to do with banditry or insurgency. It is simply illegal miners who decided to store explosives in residential area

“We are trying to uncover the identities of the people. We’ve done a few fact-finding on the company involved, and yes, there are indeed some foreign names on the CAC documents of the company involved, but these are still early days.”

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The governor assured the people of the state that his administration has no reason to cover up anything regarding the cause of the incident.

Makinde said the residents of the area where the incident happened were aware of the activities of illegal miners in their area but failed to report them to authorities.

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