No Fewer Than 50 Buildings Destroyed As Explosion Rocks Akure

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Residents of Iluabo, a suburb of Akure, Ondo State were shocked by an explosion that occurred in the area at about 1 am on Saturday, with no fewer than 50 buildings destroyed.

According to the State’s Commissioner of Police, Undie Adie, the explosive belonged to a construction company based in Edo state.

It was being conveyed when it exploded in Ilu-Abo, a village near Akure along Owo/Akure highway at about 1 am on Saturday.

Although no life was lost, many houses were damaged.

The explosive made a large excavation on the road and the impact was felt kilometres away from the scene.

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Residents have since been trooping to the area, which has been cordoned off by police.

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu confirmed on Twitter that there had been a “loud blast” and said he was headed to the “scene to assess”.

The Governor also asked that citizens “remain calm as we ascertain details of the incidence.”

Yetunde Adegoke

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