An explosion has destroyed many residential houses, a church building and a school in Iluabo, a suburb of Akure, Ondo State.
The explosion suspected to be a bomb blast cut off the busy Akure/Owo road on Saturday morning, March 28, 2020.
The incident, which happened less than a kilometre to Akure Airport, affected many residents of Eleyowo community, destroying the Church and the School in the area.
Though some people living within the the Church premises were said to have been wounded, the number of casualties and the extent of damage is still unclear.
Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu confirmed the explosion on his Twitter handle, pleading with the people of the Community to “remain calm as we ascertain details of the incidence.”
The site at which the explosion happened has a deep crater cutting off the road and hindering vehicular movement.