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Many Injured, Buildings Destroyed As Explosion Rocks Akure

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Many people have been injured and many buildings destroyed as an explosion rocked llu Abo town along Akure-Owo road in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State.

This news medium understands that the explosion was said to have occurred about 1am on Saturday.

It was learned that the explosion divided the expressway into two. As of the time of this report, the number of casualties and the extent of damage is yet unclear.

Reacting to the incident, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu confirmed that there had been a “loud blast” and he would visit the “scene to assess”.

The governor also asked that citizens “remain calm as we ascertain details of the incidence.”

He wrote on 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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