There was palpable fear at the Ekiti State Government House in Ado Ekiti and its environ Today, following an loud bang, suspected to a bomb explosion, ripped through the state capital.

The incident which occurred at about 7:40am in the morning of Saturday caused scare and tension as people scampered for safety.

Old Government House after the explosion

After the explosion, there was a heavy smoke oozing out of the government house

Minor damages were recorded at the old Governor’s office, ceilings of buildings were ripped off, but no casualty was recorded.


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When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Sunday Abutu confirmed an explosion in the government house but promised to get back to newsmen on the incident.

More pictures from the scene

However, a statement from the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mr Olumuyiwa Olomilua, confirmed that 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”, the statement said.


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