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Breaking: Many Injured, Buildings Destroyed As Explosion Rocks Akure(Pictures/Videos)

Breaking: Many Injured, Buildings Destroyed As Explosion Rocks Akure. The explosion, which was said to have occurred about 1am on Saturday, cut an expressway into two.

Explosion Scene

According to a report by Punch Metro, 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.

According to residents of the community affected, the blast which occurred in the early hours of today Saturday March 28, cut off the ever busy Akure /Owo road while many people were said to have been injured.

 

The incident which reportedly happened less than a kilometre to Akure Airport, affected many residents of Eleyowo community, destroying completely a church, Possibility Ground Ministry and a school in the area, Aina Awawul Secondary School.

 

Many people who lived within the church premises were said to be injured while some were rescued by the people of the community .

 

The Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, in a tweet said he had been briefed and would visit the scene of the incident.

“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.”

This explosion comes few weeks after an explosion rocked the Abule Ado axis of Lagos state, killing many and destroying several houses.

 

See more photos and videos from the scene of the incident below.

 


 

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