Explosion rocks Ile – Ife

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BY GBENGA OLARINOYE

OSOGBO—There was pandemonium in the early hours of Tuesday in the ancient city of Ile-Ife, Osun State following an explosion suspected to be Improvised Explosive Device, IED, that rocked the city.

It was gathered that two explosive devices planted in two strategic locations at Agbedegbede Compound of the town exploded at 3:15 am, leaving residents in shock and apprehension.

Deep inside Ife, in one of the abandoned buildings, another explosive  was found and  detonated.

Although no life was lost and no suspect arrested in the explosion, it was gathered that property which cost, were yet-to-be determined at the time of this report, were destroyed.

Commissioner of Police, Mr Ibrahim Maishanu, who confirmed the incident, said “the explosion was a minor one and not a major explosion.”

He said the state Police command would reinforce security in all parts of the state, assuring all residents of the state to continue with their activities peacefully.

Meanwhile, Osun State government has condemned the explosion that rocked Ile-Ife, describing it as unfortunate.
Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Sunday Akere urged the people of the state to remain calm, saying the government would not allow any threat to the peace of the state.

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