President Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday, January 17, vowed that the perpetrators of the activities that resulted in Tuesday’s devastating explosion in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, must be fished out and made to face the law.

President Tinubu’s reaction to the blast was contained in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, expressing sadness over the sad incident.

The explosion killed two persons and wounded about 80 others. It also destroyed several buildings, vehicles, and other properties.

“It is worrisome that the cause of the blast is being attributed to the activities of illegal miners. Those behind the inexcusable and reckless behaviour that has created the conditions for the sad incident to occur must be fished out and punished,” the President said.

President Tinubu commiserated with the government and people of Oyo State and called on all concerned agencies of government to unravel the circumstances that led to the tragedy with alacrity.

The President directs the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to work with the Oyo State Government to offer immediate and comprehensive relief to the victims.

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