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Ibadan Explosion: Actress Aisha Lawal narrates her near-death experience

Nollywood actress, Aisha Lawal was lucky to have escaped being roasted from the tragic Ibadan Explosion that took place on Tuesday night, and she is definitely not holding back her gratitude to God.

On Tuesday night that there was an explosion in the city of Ibadan, Oyo State which left residents in panic. The explosion is said to have occurred at Adeyi Avenue, Bodija, although it was heard and felt in many parts of the city.

According to reports, properties were destroyed as a result of the explosion, and the UCH School of Nursing hostel glass windows were shattered during the quake.

Aisha Lawal revealed that she was in Bodija when the explosion happened and her ears are still hurting from the effect.

Narrating her experience, Aisha appreciated God for saving her life, disclosing that she had parked her car to buy suya opposite an estate, but later moved it to the location where the incident happened.

The movie star said she saw many dead bodies as she questioned what caused the unfortunate incident.

In her words;

“Alhamdulilah for today, I was at Bodija when the explosion happened, in fact, my ears are still ringing from the effect. Thank God for our lives.

I even parked to buy suya opposite that Estate o! Now later moved my car from Sloggers Club to the Metro hotel on the same Osuntokun when it happened. Olohun anu oooooooo.

Too many dead bodies, ehhhhhh what exactly is going on oooo

Olohun sanu oooo”.

Also, Big Brother Naija ‘Level Up’ housemate, Groovy Mono who is currently in Ibadan shooting a movie,  revealed that he heard the explosion from his hotel room. Pleading to his Maker, he stated that the pictures and clips he had seen from the explosion were scary.

“I dey Ibadan dey shoot movie oh. Heard the explosion from my hotel room. God Abeg. The pictures & clips I’m seeing are scary. Hope everyone is safe”, he wrote.

The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, who visited the scene of the explosion confirmed the casualties; two people dead and 77 others injured.

Mr Makinde said preliminary investigations by security agencies revealed that the blast was caused by illegal miners occupying one of the houses in Bodija.

The governor also disclosed that he directed that the medical bills of all victims of the explosion be covered by the government with temporary accommodation provided for those whose houses were affected by the explosion.

The Oyo governor urged residents to “call 615 for any emergencies they may be experiencing at this time and to remain calm and stay away from the immediate scene of the incident to allow rescue operations to be carried out without interference.”

By Ezinne Joy Okorie

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