Akure Explosion: Akeredolu Explains What Happened

The governor of Ondo state, Rotimi Akeredolu has said the explosion was from a vehicle carrying explosives to a nearby state.

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According to him, the crater on the road was created by the exploded vehicle as it sank from the impact.

The explosion occurred at Eleyowo Village on the Akure-Owo Road early Saturday and destroyed nearby properties.

The governor explained this in  a series of tweets on Saturday:

“A vehicle in a convoy transporting explosives to a storage facility in a neighbouring state developed a fault while in transit along the Akure Owo Road about 2km from the Akure Airport

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“Security personnel and other individuals transporting the ordinances noticed smoke from the vehicle.

“After several attempts to extinguish the resulting fire failed, the vehicle and its consignment ignited causing a massive explosion that was felt in Akure and its environs.

“Presently, efforts are being made to ascertain if there are casualties.

“Following my visit to the scene, I have directed that the area be cordoned off to allow the explosive ordinance department/bomb squad to extricate the vehicle buried underground because it is unclear if there are still explosives that are yet to be detonated.

“Everything is under control and I will be updating the public on any new developments”.


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