Many buildings were destroyed by 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 1am on Saturday, cut the expressway into two.

As of the time of this report, no death has been recorded but many were feared injured.

Residents of the area said they believe the explosion was caused by bombs, although the police are still investigating the matter.

The Ondo State Police Public Relations Officer, Tee-Leo Ikoro, said the police had received the report of the explosion but was yet to ascertain what exactly caused the explosion.