Ibadan Explosion: BON Hotel Announces Death Of Operations Manager 


Dele Olaosebikan 

BON Hotel Nest Ibadan has announced the death of its operations manager, Mr Tunde Solomon. The hotel is situated on Oduduwa Street, Olf Adeyi, Old Bodija, Ibadan.  

According to the hotel management,  Mr Solomon died from a heart attack on the 17th of January 2024 as a result of the explosion that rocked the Bodija area of the ancient city a day earlier.  

“We regret to inform you of the sudden passing of our beloved Operations Manager, Mr. Tunde Solomon, Mr. Solomon suffered a heart attack on the 17th of January 2024 and it is believed that was a consequence of the explosion which occurred on the 16th of January 2024 at Bodija.

“Mr Tunde Solomon was a vastly experienced member of staff with more than 25 years in the industry. His commitment to his role and his contributions to the growth of BON Hotel Nest Ibadan and the BON group in general during his tenure were invaluable.

•Mr Tunde Solomon 

“His loss leaves a void that will be deeply felt by all who had the privilege of working alongside him.

“We extend our heartfelt condolences to Mr Solomon’s family during this difficult time.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with them as they navigate through this challenging period.

In an earlier statement, the hotel management announced that the Tuesday night explosion caused damage to some of the glass structures and POP ceiling within the hotel premises.

The hotel also informed that one of its staff members sustained an injury to her hand as a result of the blast.  

“We regret to inform you that one of our staff members sustained an injury to her hand. Rest assured, she is receiving the necessary medical attention, and our thoughts are with her for a swift recovery.”

Continuing, the hotel management stated: “The safety and well-being of our guests and staff are our top priorities, and we are currently working diligently with local authorities to investigate the incident.

“We express our heartfelt sympathy to those affected by this incident. Our thoughts are with the injured, and we extend our condolences to the families of those who have suffered great loss. Our primary concern is the well-being of everyone

impacted by this unfortunate event.

“Our commitment to the safety of our guests remains unwavering and we are implementing enhanced security measures as we do not know the cause of the incident at this time.

“Despite the challenges posed by this incident, we will continue to provide the best possible service to our valued guests. We are working tirelessly to restore any affected areas and ensure that our guests can enjoy a safe and pleasant stay with us. 

“We would like to express our appreciation to our valued guests, staff, and community that we serve for their sympathy and support during this period. Additionally, we appreciate the outpouring of concern and requests for information.”

Eighteen-Eleven Media reports that the cause of the blast has been attributed by the Oyk State governor,  Seyi Makinde, to the activities of illegal miners who stored explosive devices in an apartment in the area.  The blast led to the destruction of a number of buildings while about five persons have been said to have lost their lives to the unfortunate incident.  


Eighteen-Eleven Media


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