September 21, 2020

Loud Bang in Akure: Akeredolu Visits Scene

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Undie Andie have visited the scene of the loud bang which occurred in Akure the Ondo State capital yesterday.

The governor was briefed by the commissioner that a vehicle in a convoy transporting explosives to a storage facility in a neighbouring state developed a fault.

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

Subsequently, the explosives ignite resulting in a massive explosion that was felt in Akure and its environs.

The governor said efforts were being made to ascertain if there were casualties.

He further directed that the area be cordoned off to allow the bomb squad to investigate the vehicle buried underground because it was unclear if there were still explosives that  yet to be detonated.

Kayode Animasaun

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