JUST IN: Explosion Rocks Kaduna Community, Injures 10 Children

No fewer than 10 children were on Saturday fatally injured, as explosion rocked Kidandan Village in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Sunday Nation gathered that, the incident occurred Saturday afternoon, as children who had gone into the bush to fetch firewood and returned home with a strange object suspected to be Improvised Explosive Device (IED).

The Village Head of Kidandan, Alhaji Abubakar Umar, confirmed the incident, saying that, “we thank God, there was no death, but 10 people were injured.

“The injured children have been taken to the hospital for treatment. Right now I am compiling their names,” he said.

He also said that, operatives of the Nigeria Police had visited the community as at Saturday evening.

Explaining what happened, Councilor Representing Kidandan Ward, Hon. Abdullahi Ismail said the children picked the object in the bush where they went to fetch firewood and they were bringing it home when it exploded.

“I was told the children picked the object in the bush when they went looking for firewood. It exploded and injured them badly,” he said.

Other sources from the community said,

intestine of one of the victims was pulped out while others have their legs and arms broken.

Spokesman of the Kaduna State Police Command, ASP Mansir Hassan did not respond to calls put across to him for confirmation of the incident.

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