The Edo Police Command has confirmed the explosion that destroyed about five residential buildings on Zomi-Zomi Street at the Upper Sakponba axis of Benin City the capital of Edo State.
The explosion left some occupants of the buildings injured although no life was lost.
The explosion shattered part of the front perimeter fence, aluminum roofing sheets and bore hole rubber tanks.
A team from the anti-bomb squad swiftly deployed to the area which was subsequently cordoned off.
The Edo State Police Public Relations Officer, Stanley Osifo, confirmed the incident.