A very massive bomb explosion in Ilu- Abo in Akure north local government area of Ondo on Saturday morning, destroying over 100 residential buildings, school and churches Naija News understands.
The explosion was reportedly caused by a truck owned by a quarry company carrying explosives, the explosion created a big ditch on the Akure/Owo road.
Explosion rocked Akure overnight, destroyed houses including Possibility Church building, Ogbese, filling station and divided the road leading to Owo into 2 along the church axis.
Source: Radio Nigeria, Positive FM pic.twitter.com/IDaHYJziAK
— Olúyẹmí Fásípè (@YemieFash) March 28, 2020
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 church premises were said to be injured while some were rescued by the people of the community. The school with boarding facilities was destroyed beyond repair with roofs of all the buildings blown off.
The extent of damage and number of casualties is yet to be ascertained.
Meanwhile, the governor of the state, Arakunrin Akeredolu has promised to visit the scene of the incidence in a bid to assess the cause of the incidence.
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
Below are photos from the scene of the explosion in Akure: