Ten children sustained injury in a devastating explosion in Kidandan Village of Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State The incident happened…
The incident happened Saturday afternoon when the children were said to be playing with an object found in the nearby bush.
Sources said the object, believed to be a bomb, exploded suddenly.
Pictures of the victims obtained showed them in blood as they were being attended to by some residents.
They were later rushed to Shika Hospital in Zaria for treatment.
The Village Head, Alhaji Abubakar Umar Ruka, also confirmed the incident, saying he was trying to compile the names of the victims because the police had visited the community.
“10 people were injured and no death but they were taken to the hospital for treatment. Right now I’m compiling their names,” he said.
Councilor Representing Kidandan Ward Abdullahi Ismail, who confirmed the incident, said the children picked the object in the bush where they went to fetch firewood.
“I was told the children picked the object in the bush when they went looking for firewood. It explodes and injured them badly,” he said.
Another community leader who did not want to be named said he saw the intestine of one of the victims while others had their legs broken.
The State Police Command Public Relations Officer, ASP Mansir Hassan, could not be reached on the phone at the time of filing this report.