How Akure explosion happened by Gov. Akeredolu

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Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu on Saturday visited the scene of the massive explosion that occurred in Akure the State Capital.

The Governor explained that 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

“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,” Akeredolu said.

He added that efforts were being made to ascertain if there were casualties. The governor directed that the area be cordoned off.

“Following my visit to the scene, I have directed that the area be cordoned off to allow the explosive ordinance department/bomb squad to extricate the vehicle buried underground because it is unclear if there are still explosives that are yet to be detonated,” he said.

The Governor further stated that everything was under control and he would be updating the public on any new developments.

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