Bomb explosion rocks Ile Ife, Osun State.

One person has been feared killed after explosion rocked a popular pharmaceutical company in the Moore area of Ile Ife, Osun State, on Saturday.

The explosion, which happened around 10.30pm, was said to have started a fire as pharmaceutical products worth millions of naira were reportedly destroyed.

The explosion was also said to have affected some of the adjoining buildings, while the area was cordoned off by the police.

Residents told journalists that an improvised explosive device was planted in the building.

A resident, who identified himself only as Tope, told PUNCH Metro that one victim was trapped in the rubble.

Tope said the victim, who he claimed was a relative of the owner of the building, had been badly injured when he was eventually removed by emergency management workers.

He added that the victim was rushed to the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex where he died on Sunday.

His claim was also corroborated by some of the people at the scene.

Another resident, Tola, said, “The building came down around 10pm on Saturday. The owner of the building died in November 2017 and there was a crisis on the sharing of his property, which included the building.

“The workers at the pharmaceutical company closed around 8.30pm and we learnt that somebody sneaked into the building and planted the explosive.

“The injured man was taken to the OAUTHC where he died from the injuries he sustained. The victim was one of the owner’s family members.”

Source: PUNCH

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