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Bomb Explosion Rocks Akure,Over 100 Houses Destroyed,Scores Wounded

Bomb Explosion Rocks Akure,Over 100 Houses Destroyed,Scores Wounded

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No fewer than 100 residential buildings, school, churches were destroyed by an explosion suspected to be bomb blast in Akure, the Ondo state capital, on the morning of Saturday, March 28.

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Thestateonline  gathered that the blast which occurred in the early hours of Saturday, March 28, cut off the ever-busy Akure /Owo road while many people were said to be injured.

According to  an eye witness, 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 buildings were destroyed by the explosion which occurred along Akure-Owo road in Ilu Abo town, Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State.

The explosion, which was said to have occurred about 1am on Saturday, cut the expressway into two.

As of the time of this report, no death has been recorded but over 50 persons were feared injured.

Reacting to the incident, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, said via Twitter, “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 advice of heads of our security agencies. I ask that all citizens remain calm as we ascertain details of the incidence.”

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