Meteorite blast in Akure: Governor Akeredolu visits scene

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu tweeted this morning he was on his way to 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 Like meteorites, the blast left a crater.

Photographs published online from the scene, at a village near Akure Airport revealed the crater.

Many residents rushed to the scene early today.

Governor Akeredolu 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”.

Nigerian Tribune said the explosion caused some injuries and blew off the roof of a church nearby.

The newspaper said the explosion happened at Eleyowo village, less than a kilometre to Akure Airport. It said the impact destroyed a church and a school in the area.