Explosion destroys more than 90 houses, schools, churches in Akure

At least 90 residential buildings, school, churches were reportedly destroyed by an explosion in Akure, the Ondo State capital.

The impact of the explosion destroyed houses and tore major roads apart. 

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A truck carrying explosive items to a quarry was said to have triggered the blast.

The Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, in a tweet said he had been briefed and would visit the scene of the incident.

Akeredolu: “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.”

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