A truck loaded with dynamite on Saturday, exploded along Akure-Owo highway, destroying a school, church and some houses.
Though no life was lost in the incident, which occurred at about 1:00am, the severity of the blast, is reported to have cut the Akure-Owo expressway in two.
”In fact from the explanation of the escort commander, they had to try to move it away from where there were houses.
The commissioner said the police escort had to deploy the standard professional drill in handling the incident.
”We thank God that this area houses a church and school; fortunately the school, because of the closure, had no student.
“But we have commenced investigation and I have called the managing director of the company who was to receive the consignment,” he said.
Adie admonished residents of the area to stay far away from the scene of the incident to avoid unnecessary accidents.
He said that personnel of the EOD in the command had been on the ground since the incident occurred to cordon the area.
Also, speaking, Brig.-Gen. Zakari Abubakar, the Commander of 32 Artillery Brigade, Akure, urged residents to remain calm, saying the security agencies were on top of the situation.