The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for investigation into the explosion that rocked Akure, Ondo state in the early hours of Saturday.
In a statement by the spokesman for the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, the expressed apprehensions and shock over the explosion that injured many and destroyed numerous houses.
The PDP charged the Federal Government to immediately set up an inter-agency panel to conduct a forensic investigation into the remote and immediate causes of the explosion, particularly the source of the reported explosives and the purpose they were meant to serve.
The party insisted that a forensic investigation was imperative given the spate of such explosions in various parts of the country in recent time.
It also called on the Federal Government to immediately provide palliatives to the victims as well as the communities affected by the blast.
The party called on the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to immediately move in and commence the handling of emergency issues in the area, as well as ensuring adherence to health safety directives, particularly as the nation was still battling with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The PDP commiserated with the victims of the blast while urging Nigerians to continue to be vigilant and prayerful for the safety of lives in the country.