- The Katsina police command has said findings have shown the explosion that occurred in Malumfashi town was caused by a military grenade
- The spokesperson for the command, Gambo Isah, made the disclosure
- Isah said the grenade was found by some children on a farm
The Katsina police command has said findings have shown the explosion that occurred in Malumfashi town was caused by a military grenade.
The spokesperson for the command, Gambo Isah, said the grenade was found by some children on a farm, The Nation reported.
He disclosed that the grenade exploded after the children fiddled with it.
Isah said those injured in the blast have been taken to the hospital while the dead have been buried.
The blast victims were buried on Saturday evening, July 18, according to Islamic rites.
In another news, the governor of Katsina, Aminu Bello Masari, has claimed that some Nigerian politicians who are against the All Progressives Congress (APC) are behind banditry in the north.
Governor Masari made this claim during his visit to the APC's ward and local government chairmen in the state on Sunday, July 19, The Cable reports.
The governor said that this camp of politicians are sponsoring violent crimes in the northern region of the country so as to discredit the APC-led government and by so doing mislead the electorate to vote out the ruling party come 2023.
Masari pointed out that these enemies of the APC are plotting to use the insecurity to dislodge the party just like they did during the administration of former president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has dispatched top security chiefs to interface with stakeholders in Zamfara on the lingering security challenges in the state and the entire northwest. The northwest has been under siege by bandits who have been attacking local communities across the region.
The president's directive was revealed by the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammad Adamu on Thursday, July 16.
The IGP made the revelation when he and other top security chiefs visited the Emir of Gusau, Ibrahim Bello.
Mr Adamu made the disclosure when the security chiefs paid a courtesy visit to the Emir of Gusau, Ibrahim Bello, at his palace in Gusau on Thursday.
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