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Explosion rocks Akure, church ‘damaged’




An explosion has occurred along Akure-Owo Expressway, near Akure metropolis, sending residents into panic.

Police say they are still investigating the incident which occurred around 1 am on Saturday, however, residents believe it was caused by bombs reportedly transported by security operatives.

Residents of Akure, Obaile, Eleyowo, Iluabo, Osi and other neighbouring areas were affected by the explosion.

A resident said a church identified as Possibility Church was damaged by the explosion.

Ondo police spokesman, Tee-Leo Ikoro, said he was on his way to the scene of the explosion with the police commissioner.

“Once we are able to assess the situation, we can come clear as to what actually happened and I will let you get the details,” he told Premium Times.




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