An explosion occurred earlier today in the old secretariat of the Ekiti State Government, Ado Ekiti, as a suspected bomb went off next to the governor’s office.
According to The Cable, a building was brought down as a result of the explosion and a section of the state’s ministry of chieftaincy affairs was damaged although there were no casualties.
The commissioner of police, Amba Asuquo, was reportedly at the scene of the blast and stated that preliminary investigation revealed the bomb might have gone off from the explosive ordinance disposal (EOD) office within the premises.
The incident was also confirmed by Muyiwa Olomilua, commissioner of information and civic orientation for Ekiti State. He said
“An explosion was reported earlier this morning at the Explosives Ordnance Disposal (EOD) office in Ado Ekiti. An initial on-the-spot assessment confirms that there are no casualties and the area is secured with no further threats. Members of the public are advised to go about their normal duties.”
Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi, visited the site of the explosion in Ado Ekiti this morning and according to a statement on the State government’s official Twitter page, the esteemed governor was accompanied by Mr Asuquo and the Chairman Council of Obas, Ajibade Alabi, who is the Alawe of Ilawe. According to the statement,
“The Police EOD office in Ado Ekiti exploded this morning. There were no casualties but the impact caused some damage to some government offices in the vicinity of the explosion.”