Explosion similar to the incident in Abule Ado in Lagos, has rocked Akure the Ondo state capital.
Witnesses said the incident occurred at about 1 am when the residents of the town were already asleep.
Several buildings were destroyed in the explosion which dug a big crater on the expressway making it impossible for travellers to access the the road.
Witnesses told newsreportersng.com that the explosion occurred in the early hours of Saturday at Eleyowo, Akure, along Owo-Akure highway around 1 a.m.
According to residents of the area, a terrifying loud bang was heard when everyone was already asleep.
Also affected in the explosion was a full boarding school, Aina Awawul Secondary School, one of the most popular churches in Akure, Possibility Ground Ministry, as well as filling station and hundreds of buildings.
The highway was cut off with hundreds of travelers stranded.
Police officers and other security agencies are already on ground to assess the situation.