20 feared dead as bomb explosion rocks Akure

At least 20 persons were feared dead and over 100 residential buildings, school, churches were destroyed by an explosion suspected to be bomb blast in Akure, the Ondo State capital, early this morning

Residents of Iluabo, a suburb of Akure were shocked by an explosion that occurred in the area at about 1am on Saturday, Channels TV can report.

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu confirmed on Twitter that there had been a “loud blast” and said he was headed to the “scene to assess”.

“I’ve been briefed by security agencies in the state concerning the loud blast that was heard in Akure. I will be at the scene to assess on the advise of heads of our security agencies.

“I ask that all citizens remain calm as we ascertain details of the incidence.”

The blast which occurred around 1a.m on Saturday cut off the ever busy Akure /Owo road while many people were said to be injured.

The incident which happened less than a kilometre to Akure Airport, affected many residents of Eleyowo community, destroying completely a church and a school in the area.

Many people who lived with in the the church premises were said to be injured while some were rescued by the people of the community.

The school with boarding facilities was destroyed beyond repair with roofs of all the buildings blown off.

The spot at which the the bomb or blast happened cut off the road, hindering vehicular movement.