At least 50 buildings were destroyed in an explosion which occurred along Akure-Owo road in Ilu Abo town, Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State.
The explosion, which was said to have occurred about 1 am on Saturday, cut the expressway into two.
Punch reports that no death has been recorded but over persons were feared injured.
Reacting to the incident, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, said via Twitter, “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.”