Akeredolu confirms the Akure explosion, calls for calm

The Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Akeredolu, has called for calm in expulsion that happened in the early hours of today.

While speaking with newsmen during his visit to the scene, the governor said:

“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.

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.”

The governor added that it efforts are ongoing to ascertain the level of casualties and he has directed the explosive ordinance department to extricate the buried vehicle and promised to update the public on further occurences.

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