Omoyele Sowore, the 2023 presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, AAC, has urged Governor Seyi Makinde and security agencies to unmask the illegal miners responsible for the devastating explosion in Ibadan, Oyo State.
DAILY POST reports that Makinde blamed illegal miners for the explosion which rocked Dejo Oyelese Street in the Bodija area of the city around 7:00 pm on Tuesday.
The governor confirmed that two persons died and 77 others were injured.
Reacting to the development, Sowore, in a statement posted on his official X account on Wednesday, wrote, “Again, who is that miner? What is the miner’s name, and what do they mine in Oyo State? Is it gold, silver, cobalt, uranium, or what? A release should be done immediately to reveal the identity of the miner!
“Mining and using explosives has a procedure and rarely explodes without a trigger, especially dynamite. You have to ignite it automatedly or use fire. Was the building rigged with explosives? If so, why so?
“Is the governor of Oyo State aware of mining in the Agodi residential area? Is the governor aware of it, or is the state carrying out rock blasting in a residential area?
“The DSS is saddled with approving the use of explosives around Nigeria. What is their public position on what happened? At least citizens need a preliminary report from the DSS on this matter immediately.”