Fear As Explosion Rocks Ibadan Shopping Mall

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An explosion has rocked Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

According to those in the ancient city, the explosion occurred at about 7pm, with the sound traveling very far.

Among areas affected by the explosion were University of Ibadan, Mokola, Eleyele, Felele, Bodija, Akobo, Secretariat, Jericho and Samonda.

Information reaching The Eagle Online has it that a shopping mall in Bodija, Ace Mall, collapsed from the impact of the explosion.

Ace mall in Bodija, Ibadan reportedly collapsed following the explosion

Also affected was Davies Hotel, which is also located in Bodija.

Dominos in the same area was also badly affected.

Current situation of Dominos, Bodija Ibadan after the explosion.

The University College Hospital also had some windows and doors shattered.

Private residences were not spared.

Current situation of Dominos, Bodija Ibadan after the explosion.

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As at press time, the cause of the explosion was yet to be ascertained both officially and unofficially.

While some said it was from a gas filling station, others said it was a bomb.

When contacted, the Oyo State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Dotun Oyelade, told The Eagle Online that the government had set machinery in motion to get to the root of the explosion.

Oyelade told The Eagle Online Correspondent to give him about 30 minutes to one hour to revert.

Aftermath of reported explosion in Ibadan

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