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Akure explosion was caused by vehicle transporting explosives to a storage facility – Akeredolu

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Akure explosion was caused by vehicle transporting explosives to a storage facility – Akeredolu

Governor of Ondo State, Akeredolu has revealed the cause behind the explosion in Akure early this morning.

According to Akeredolu the explosion in Akure was caused by detonated explosives while they were been transported in a vehicle to a storage facility in a neighbouring state. He paid a visit to the site and gave the update stating that the vehicle is still buried underground and might have explosives that are yet to be detonated.

Akure explosion was caused by vehicle transporting explosives to a storage facility - Akeredolu

He added that the explosive ordinance department/bomb squad are currently on ground and the area is cordoned off.

He wrote;

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.

Presently, efforts are being made to ascertain if there are casualties. 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 . Everything is under control and I will be updating the public on any new developments.

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