Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, on Monday, set up a facility to tackle post-traumatic stress disorder among survivors of the recent explosion at Bodija area of Ibadan.

The Emergency Operation Centre is located at the state Housing Corporation, Bodija in Ibadan.

The PUNCH reported that five people died, 77 sustained varying degrees of injuries and 58 houses were damaged as a result of the explosion.


Makinde, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sulaimon Olanrewaju, said that the victims were free to see the medical specialist.

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He said, “Survivors of the Bodija incident who may be experiencing any respiratory illness or symptoms suggestive of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder should please call 09047190962 to register their complaints. The State Government has made it possible for such persons to see a medical specialist.

“A facility has been created for this purpose at the state Housing Corporation, Bodija (where the Emergency Operation Centre is situated). Please note that this number is for health-related complaints only,” he said.