By Milcah Tanimu
In a sudden and alarming event on Tuesday evening, residents of Ibadan, the capital city of Oyo State, were thrown into a state of panic as a tremor-like occurrence shook most parts of the city.
The unsettling incident occurred a few minutes before 8 pm, with reports indicating that the tremor affected prominent locations such as the School of Nursing and University College Hospital, shattering windows in its wake.
Communities including Ologuneru, Owalla, Isokan, Ekerin, Eleyele, and parts of Apete reported feeling the tremors. Although gates and fences in some areas, like Ologuneru, shook, there were no reports of collapses.
Eyewitness accounts revealed the shock experienced by residents, with descriptions of heavy thuds and shaking ground. Mr. Babatunde Arowosafe shared that both his daughter and wife, located in different places during the tremor, ran outside, feeling the impact. Similar stories emerged from various neighborhoods, including Bodija, Obasa, Mokola, Oke Itunu, Barracks, and Gbaremu.
A nurse from the University College Hospital (UCH), identified as Leye, reported on her status that some patients were confused and began running during the tremor.
The incident has left the community on edge, with authorities yet to provide official statements on the nature and extent of the shaking. Residents are anxiously awaiting further information and guidance on the situation.