10 Children Injured As Explosion Rocks Kaduna

No fewer than 10 children have been injured after an explosion rocked Kidandan village, Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Saturday.

It was gathered that the children were said to be playing with an object they discovered in a nearby bush when the incident occurred.

Findings revealed that as the children were tinkering with the object suspected of being a bomb, it exploded.

Confirming the incident, the village head, Alhaji Abubakar Ruka, disclosed that the children were rushed to the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital and Shika Hospital in Zaria for treatment.

According to him, the names of the victims are currently being compiled, adding that the police had also visited the community.

“The incident happened today (Saturday) when the children were playing with an object they found near the bush. The object suddenly exploded on them.

“10 of them were injured and no deaths but they were taken to the hospital for treatment. Right now, I’m compiling their names,” he added.

When contacted, the Command’s Police Public Relations Officer, Mansir Hassan, confirmed the incidents.

“Yes. The children actually picked an object at a nearby bush. In the process of playing with the object, it exploded on them.

“We have sent our Explosive Ordinance Disposal unit squad to the scene of the incident to ascertain the situation. But nine people were injured.”

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