An unprecedented occurrence happened earlier today around 1am at Ilu Abo area of Akure – Owo express way.
It was gathered that explosives from an armoured vehicle denotated all of a sudden while plying the road. The vehicle is said to have been transporting loads of explosives to a location.
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The driver of the vehicle conveying the explosives was rushed to the Ondo State teaching hospital after the incident but building and property worth millions was destroyed as a result of the vibration of the blast.
Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu reacted to the incident via his twitter page saying:
“I have been briefed by the security chiefs that in the early hours of Saturday March 28th, 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”
He further stated:
“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. 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”
The road was also badly affected as a result of the blast, Drivers and passersby may have to ply alternative routes.