Joe Igbokwe, an All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain has shared photos of Igbo traders in Kano receiving cash gifts from Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.
According to Igbokwe, the money (N1 million for each trader) is the Ganduje-led government's effort to compensate those who were victims of the recent explosion in the state.
Speaking his mind, Igbokwe said this is a lesson for southeasterners.
He wrote on Facebook:
"Great lessons for my people in the South East:
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"News has it that yesterday Governor Ganduje of Kano state gifted Igbo traders who were affected by the bomb explosion that happened last week N1million each."
Many feared dead as explosion rocks Sabon Gari area of Kano
Recall that scores were feared dead following an explosion along Court Road in Sabon Gari, Kano State on Tuesday, May 17.
The explosion, which occurred near a private secondary school, Winners School, destroyed a residential building and affected part of the school.
The explosion occurred in the wee hours of the day with many schoolchildren reportedly affected.
The visuals also confirm the blast might have claimed several lives with at least one corpse seen on the floor.
A crowd had gathered right after the blast with some people trying to help the injured and others lamenting the damage.
It was not yet clear if one of the buildings housed a school, but the visuals showed several schoolchildren being moved away from the scene. One of them was injured.
Death toll in Kano explosion rises to 9 as NEMA begins rescue operations
The death toll in a gas explosion that occurred in Kano state on Tuesday, May 17, had increased to nine, according to the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs.
The ministry disclosed this in a tweet sighted by Legit.ng on its verified official Twitter handle.
The director-general of the National Emergency Agency (NEMA), Mustapha Habib Ahmed, has also arrived at the scene of the incident, according to the tweet.
Recall that the police command in Kano state had earlier confirmed the death of four persons, claiming that gas, not a bomb, exploded on Tuesday morning.