An explosion occurred early Saturday morning in the Explosion Ordinance Disposal Unit, EOD, situated within the old secretariat of Ekiti State Government, Ado Ekiti.
The explosions, which occurred about 7.05 am threw the entire state capital into confusion and reduced the EOD building into rubble and shattered windows and ceilings of the government offices compound.
According to eyewitnesses there was a deafening sound in the premises which caused panic in the area as it shook buildings located several kilometres away from the scene of the incident.
The Commissioner of Police, Ekiti State, Asuquo Amba, said at the site of the blast that he suspected that the explosion was caused by counter-terrorism accessories kept in the office.
He said: “Let my men from anti bomb department check around. Officers of the anti bomb are combing the place as you can see.
“This is the office where they keep detonation accessories. The explosion must have been caused by equipment kept in their stock house.’’
“The area has been cordoned off. We are going to devise means of ensuring Improvement in the stocking of these equipment next time.’’
There were, however, no casualties in the incident.