Explosion Rocks Akure, Over 100 Houses Destroyed

No fewer than 100 residential buildings, school, churches were destroyed by an explosion suspected to be bomb blast in Akure, the Ondo State capital, this morning.

The blast which occurred in the early hours of Saturday cut off the ever busy Akure /Owo road while many people were said to be injured.

The incident which happened less than a kilometre to Akure Airport, affected many residents of Eleyowo community, destroying completely a church and a school in the area.

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

A school with boarding facilities in the area  was said to have been destroyed beyond repair with roofs of all the buildings blown off.

The spot at which the the explosion happened, cut off the road, hindering vehicular movement.

The Chief Press Secretary to the Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has confirmed that the incident happened at around 1am Saturday morning.


The cause of the explosion is yet to be ascertain.

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