Explosion Destroyed Many Properties in Akure - Focus News


Saturday, 28 March 2020

Explosion Destroyed Many Properties in Akure

Fire explosion has claimed many properties early hour of Saturday in Akure, the Ondo State capital.

The Residents of Iluabo, a suburb of Akure were panicked as the inferno destroyed many properties in the area around 1am on Saturday, Channel TV reported.

The State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu attested to the scene via his Twitter that there had been a "load blast" and said he would head to the "scene to assess"

He wrote, "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

The Governor urged his citizens to “remain calm as we ascertain details of the incidence.”

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu inspecting the venue and destroyed properties 

According to Daily Post, among the properties affected in the explosion are full boarding school, Aina Awawul Secondary School, one of the most popular churches in Akure, Possibility Ground Ministry, as well as filling station and hundreds of buildings.

The highway was cut off with hundreds of travelers stranded.

Another report has it that over a hundred buildings were destroyed following tragic incident.

The explosion happened in the early hours of Saturday at Eleyowo, Akure, along Owo-Akure highway around 1 a.m.

According to residents of the area, a terrifying loud bang was heard when everyone was already asleep.

The Governor assured swift attention to repair the damaged road and fast work on the alternative way for motorists. 

He added that the casualty is not as fatal as claimed by the media,  but thank God for Police has taken adequate measure to handle the situation. 

During the collation of this report, we do not know whether the incident claimed any life.

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