BREAKING: Children Affected as Explosion Rocks Kaduna Community, Details Emerge

BREAKING: Children Affected as Explosion Rocks Kaduna Community, Details Emerge

  • 10 children have been injured after an explosion rocked Kidandan village in Kaduna state on Saturday, January 20
  • The children were said to be playing with an object they found in a nearby bush when the incident occurred
  • Alhaji Abubakar Ruka, the village head, who confirmed the incident, said the affected children are currently receiving treatment journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9-year-experience covering public journalism

Kidandan, Kaduna state - There was tension in Kidandan village of Giwa local government area (LGA) of Kaduna state as 10 children sustained injury in an explosion.

The incident happened on Saturday afternoon, January 20, when the children were reportedly playing with an object found in the nearby bush, Daily Trust reported.

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Sources said the object, believed to be a bomb, exploded.

The newspaper said 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.

He said:

“10 people were injured and no death but they were taken to the hospital for treatment.
"Right now I’m compiling their names."

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.

Efforts to get comments from the state police command spokesperson, ASP Mansir Hassan, were unsuccessful.

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As of the time of this report, the state government has yet to officially issue a statement.

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In a piece of related news, reported that no fewer than 34 family members were victims of the Nigerian Army’s aerial bombardment on Tudun Biri village in Igabi local government area of Kaduna state.

A resident of the community, Idris Dahiru, said 34 of his family members were killed in the tragic incident.

He said those killed were celebrating Maolud Nabiy when bombs by Nigerian security operatives dropped on them.


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