Honourable Adedayo Omolafe Member House of Representatives representing Akure North/South Federal Constituency and Vice – Chairman, House Committee on poverty Alleviation sincerely Sympathize with all the victims of the early morning explosion in Ilu Abo a suburb of Akure along Benin Owo road.
“My heartfelt sympathy is with families that have been affected by this unexpected ugly incident.
As a responsive representative of my people, I will do everything possible to ensure that succor comes the way of our people affected by this incident.”
In a special message from his office Honourable Omolafe aka Expensive stated that he received the shocking news of a midnight explosion which occurred at about few kilometre to the Akure.
A preliminary finding shows that an Officer of the EOD unit of the Nigerian police transporting explosives to an adjoining state noticed a malfunction in the consignment they were transporting at around shasha, they managed it further out of town to the front of possibility church at Eleyowo. The situation which became unsalvageable, had to be abandoned which eventually led to the detonation of the explosive device with a devastating damage.
There is no doubt that this position had been corroborated by the Ondo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Undie Adie who had since visited the scene of the blast.
Though, the number of casualties could not be ascertained now with conflicting figures flying around. However, I have been briefed of the devastating damages of buildings numbering about sixty including church and school within the area.
I wish to enjoin the police especially the EOD Department to cordon off the area for safety. They need to excavate the vehicle which had been buried as a result of the explosion to prevent any further damage.
On the other hand, I wish to quickly call on the National Emergency Management Agency and the Ondo state government to salvage the situation by coming to provide succor for people who had been badly affected especially at this critical time that we are recording success in the fight against the spread of the deadly Covid-19 virus which has brought the nation on her knees.
My heartfelt sympathy is with families that have been affected by this unexpected ugly incident.
As a responsive representative of my people, I will do everything possible to ensure that succor comes the way of our people affected by this incident.
I urged all residents of the area to remain calm at this critical period.
I want you to know that my heart remains with you.
May God continue to protect us all. He said