Saturday, March 28, 2020

Ondo blast: Akeredolu visits scene, gives update (photos)

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu this morning visited the scene of a strange massive blast that rocked Akure, Ondo State capital overnight.

The blast, which occurred on Akure-Owo Road, was suspected to be from a meteorite.

Tweeting about the incident the Governor on his way first tweeted;

“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 advice of heads of our security agencies.


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

After his visit, he tweeted;

''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.

''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.

''We understand that this is taking place in the midst of a global crisis. We ask that everyone continues to stay calm, stay safe and continue to #TakeResponsibility in this #COVID19Nigeria fight.''










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