The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, on Sunday called on the Federal Government to launch a proactive investigation into the recent three blasts in three South West States, stressing that the incidences are beyond ordinary blast as claimed by the government.
Adams made the call in a statement in reaction to the latest blast in Akure, Ondo State, declaring that Yorubas are not convinced that it was an ordinary blast, but suspected to be a bomb blast, which must be duly investigated.
He said it was unfortunate that such incidences are coming at this trying period of Coronavirus Disease across the globe, emphasising that investigation at his disposal has it that those behind the bomb blasts are now targeting other South West states, hence the need for all Governors and indigenes to be at alert.
“We are not convinced that all these are ordinary blasts, but a bomb and therefore it is important and necessary for government to carry out proactive investigation on these incidents, which occurred in a spate of three weeks in Lagos, Ekiti and Ondo States,” Adams declared.
Buttressing his claim, with the Lagos blast, he said from records, a pipeline fire is expected to burn houses and not uprooting houses from the foundation as it happened, adding that in view of the development it was beyond pipeline burst.
He also posited that the Ekiti incident was of the same pattern, which should not be attributed to ordinary blast, stressing that the incidences are becoming rampant in the South West and therefore there was the need for government not to fold its arms before it gets out of hand.
He said: “I was at the Lagos incident and I am not convince that it’s not ordinary pipeline fire.
“From history, if there is pipeline incident, fire will only consume building, destroy properties and not pulling down buildings to its foundation.
“Also on the Ondo State incident, we are not convinced of the Commissioner of Police’s submission.
“South West Governors should be vigilant.
“Information at our disposal has it that other South West states are the next target.
“The Federal Government should diligently investigate the incidences.”