Bombs explode in Akure, destroy houses, church, school


Nigerian Concord Newspaper

A trailer carrying bombs and some other explosives early this morning caught fire at Ayetoro/Ilu Abo area of Akure, destroying houses, churches, schools and properties worth several millions of Naira.

According to a security source who spoke to Nigerian Concord at the scene of the fateful event, a big trailer which was carrying bombs and some explosives developed some electrical faults at Ayetoro around 12:58am early this morning.


The source said: “The trailer was carrying bomb from an unknown place to a destination which is still unknown but it developed electrical faults right here.

“Realizing the dangers if they continued to look for a solution to the faults by themselves, the occupants of the trailer who were about six in numbers ran to a Mobile Police Station close to the Akure Airport Junction to report that their trailer had caught fire as a result of the electrical faults it developed.

“After making their report, we quickly alerted people in the area because one of the men had confessed that their were bombs and other explosives in the trailer.

“But before we began to alert the people around us, we ensured that we arrested one of them who was unlucky to escape from our station at the time his colleagues were running away.

“Shortly after this, we began to hear thunderous sounds from the explosives that were lodged inside the trailer”

Our reporter who visited the scene at 8am this morning reported that the entire structure of a popular church at Ayetoro junction, Possibility Prayer Mountain for all Nations, was pulled down by the bomb explosion.

Also, a secondary school at the junction, Aina Awawu international college, was totally destroyed by the explosion.

The security man in the damaged college was badly injured as a result of the incident.

Apart from that, several houses in Ayetoro village were destroyed.

However, the trailer couldn’t be identified as the it had turned to pieces as a result of the multiple explosions.