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Survivor Recounts Ibadan Explosion: “I jumped from a storey building to save my life”

After landing on the ground, AbdulSalam attempted to stand but realised he had a leg fracture. Stranded for about three minutes, his friends, who had escaped through the staircase, eventually found him and brought him to the hospital.

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Survivor Recounts Ibadan Explosion: “I jumped from a storey building to save my life”

Mr. Abiola AbdulSalam, a survivor of the recent explosion in Ibadan, shared his harrowing experience, revealing that he jumped from a storey building on Dejo Oyelese Street, Adeyi Avenue, to escape the blast.

AbdulSalam, receiving treatment at the University College Hospital, recounted the moments after the explosion, stating, “I was inside Harrington Hotel around the area where the explosion occurred. So, immediately I heard the bang, I had to jump from the first floor of the building where I was with my friends.”

After landing on the ground, AbdulSalam attempted to stand but realised he had a leg fracture. Stranded for about three minutes, his friends, who had escaped through the staircase, eventually found him and brought him to the hospital.

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In response to the incident, Aare Onakakanfo of Yoruba land, Iba Gani Adams, condemned the explosion, urging Governor Seyi Makinde to bring the culprits to justice. Adams described the incident as unfortunate and called for a thorough investigation to identify and prosecute those responsible.

Additionally, the Minister of State for Health and Social Welfare, Doctor Tunji Alausa, visited the University College Hospital in Ibadan to empathize with the victims of the explosion.

The minister, along with UCH management, toured the hospital to assess the impact of the blast. The aftermath of the Ibadan explosion continues to raise concerns, emphasizing the need for comprehensive investigations and support for the affected individuals.

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