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Two Dead As Gas Explosion Rocks Obasanjo Presidential Library

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Two people have been confimed dead in an explosion at the Olusegun Obasanjo presidential library in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital.

It was gathered that the explosion occurred around 11:23 am at the Marque event centre within the premises of the library, on Thursday.

According to witnesses, the explosion was triggered when technicians were topping up gas into the Air Conditioner at the event centre.

Naija News reports that this explosion is the fourth number of explosions recorded in the city of Abeokuta.

No fewer than six persons, including an infant, died in three different gas explosions in Abeokuta from those incidents.

It will be recalled that the Conference Hotel in Abeokuta owned by a former Governor, Gbenga Daniel was also hit by an explosion, killing two and injuring three others.

The two occurrences of the gas explosion last week claimed the lives of an infant and three others.

Meanwhile, bandits on Wednesday killed the son of the Emir of Kontagora, Bashir Saidu Namaska, during an attack on the Emir’s farm.

It was gathered that the Emir’s son was on the farm along Zuru road in the LGA when bandits invaded the community.

The bandits also killed other people working with him on the farm while an unspecified number of cows were rustled.

Sources that spokes on the incident noted that the bandits also stopped commercial and private vehicles plying the road, collected phones, money and other valuables from the people on board.

Passengers with cash and valuables were beaten up mercilessly and whisked to an unknown place.

The deceased had been holding forth for his father, Sarkin Sudan, Alhaji Saidu Namaska, who has been sick.

The development was confirmed by a government official who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

“It is true that bandits invaded Kontagora town and shot several people and killed the Emir’s son, Alhaji Bashar. His death will be formally announced soon and he will be buried immediately.

“He was rushed to the hospital after he was shot but confirmed dead.”

Source: Naija News

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.