Photos: Scores injured, properties damaged as midnight blast shatters Akure

Many buildings were destroyed by an explosion which occurred along Akure-Owo road in Ilu Abo town, Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State.

The explosion, which was said to have occurred about 1am on Saturday, cut the expressway into two.

As of the time of this report, no death has been recorded but over 50 persons were feared injured.

Reacting to the incident, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, said via Twitter, “I’ve been briefed by security agencies in the state concerning the loud blast that was heard in Akure. I will be at the scene to assess on the advice of heads of our security agencies. I ask that all citizens remain calm as we ascertain details of the incidence.”

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I’ve been briefed by security agencies in the state concerning the loud blast that was heard in Akure. I will be at the scene to assess on the advise of heads of our security agencies.

I ask that all citizens remain calm as we ascertain details of the incidence.

— Arakunrin Akeredolu (@RotimiAkeredolu) March 28, 2020

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