Following the bomb explosion that rock Ekiti Government House, a fresh indication has emerged that the explosion was caused by counter terrorism accessories kept in office.
iBrandTV gathered that, the explosion occurred at the Ekiti Police Command, Ordinance Explosive Disposal Department (EoD).
The explosion occurred around 7.05am local time. It destroyed part of the buildings at the old government secretariat located at the Oke-Oriomi area of Ado-Ekiti.
Buildings located over two kilometres away from scene of the incident were also affected, as the explosion reverberated round the city of Ado-Ekiti, especially at Okesa,Okeyinmi, Irona and Ilawe road.
The building housing the EoD office was ripped apart, while the adjoining offices that housed the office of the Nigerian Union of journalists, Correspondents’ chapel, Ekiti chapter was badly affected.
According to the Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, “The EoD office should not have been located in the area, it ought to be in a far distance.
However, while addressing newsmen at the site of the bomb blast, the Commissioner for Police of the State, Mr Asuquo Amba, stated that he suspected that the explosion was caused by counter terrorism accessories kept in office.
According to him, “Let my men from anti bomb department check around. Officers of the anti bomb are combing the place as you can see.
“This is the office where they keep detonation accessories. The explosion must have been caused by equipment kept in their stock house.
“The area has been cordoned off. We are going to devise means of ensuring Improvement in the stocking of these equipment next time.
“We are happy that there is no loss of life, no casualty. Some of these devises are used to detect bomb and to detonate it . Some of them used to detonate on their own and that must have caused the explosion”, Amba stated.
In a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information, Muyiwa Olumilua, shortly after the incident , 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”, the statement said.