An explosion which reportedly destroyed no fewer than 100 residential buildings, has been reported in Eleyowo, Akure North local government area of Ondo state.
According to residents of the community, the explosion which occurred in the early hours of today Saturday March 28, cut off Akure/Owo road while many people were said to have been injured.
The incident happened less than a kilometer to Akure Airport, affected many residents of Eleyowo community, destroying completely a church, Possibility Ground Ministry and a school in the area, Aina Awawul Secondary School.
Many people who reside within the church premises were said to be injured while some were rescued by the people of the community.
The Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, in a tweet said he had been briefed and would visit the scene of the incident.
“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.”