An explosion on Saturday morning rocked Akure, capital of Ondo state, damaging many houses, a worship centre and a school.

The deafening substance is believed to be a bomb blast which has cut off Akure/Owo road.

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu who visited the scene to assess the extent of damage called on the public to maintain calm.

He, however, advised people to be careful and take precautions not to rush to the scene. This, according to him, is pertinent because the blast, the scene and its immediate effects are already security concerns.

”This is more so that no one can confirm if undetonated devices are still stuck in unseen corners, especially in the gully already created by the blast.”

”It is, therefore, in the public interest for people to allow security experts access to the area by de-populating the scene. Security agencies will keep the public informed of developments as they unfold.”

”Owing to the road that has been cut-off, an alternative route will be worked on immediately for commuters plying the route,”he said .