There was a pandemonium in the early hours of
Tuesday in the ancient city of Ile-Ife in Osun
state following an explosion suspected to be
Improvised Explosive Devise IED that rocked the
It was reliably gathered that two explosive
devices which were planted in two strategic
locations at Agbedegbede area of the town
exploded at 5.30 am, leaving residents of the
area in shock and apprehension.
Although no life was lost to the explosion, it
was gathered that property which are yet to be
estimated were destroyed by the explosion.
The state commissioner of Police, Mr Ibrahim
Maishanu who confirmed the incident said “the
explosion was a minor one and not a major
He said the state Police command would
reinforce security in all parts of the state,
assuring all residents of the state to continue
with thie activities peacefully.
Meanwhile, Osun state government has
condemned explosion that rocked Ile-Ife,
describing it as unfortunate.
The state commissioner for Information and
Strategy, Mr Sunday Akere urged the people of
the state to remain calm, saying that the
government would not allow any threat to the
peace of the state.