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Explosion Rocks Akure, Destroy Buildings


  • Many Injured Too

AKURE, ONDO STATE, NIGERIA - The people of Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria, began the day on a sad note when an explosion occured along Akure-Owo road in Ilu Abo town, Akure North Local Government Area of the state today. 

In the incident which started at about 1am on Saturday, many buildings were destroyed, with several others injured. 

As of the time of this report, no death has been recorded.

In reacting to the incident, the state governor,  Rotimi Akeredolu, said via Twitter that, “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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