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Gov Akeredolu says Akure explosion was caused by a vehicle transporting explosives

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Gov Rotimi Akeredolu at the scene of the incident on Saturday, March 28, 2020 (Twitter/Rotimi Akeredolu)

Following a blast that destroyed about 100 houses in Akure on Saturday morning, the State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has said that the explosion was caused by a vehicle transporting explosives to a storage facility in a neighbouring state.

The governor in a statement said the vehicle developed a fault while in transit and its consignment subsequently ignited causing a massive explosion at, Eleyowo, a community that is said to be less than a kilometre to Akure Airport.

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