Katsina Explosion: 6 Fear Dead As Police Commence Investigations

Katsina Explosion: 6 Fear Dead As Police Commence Investigations

Oluwapelumi Fasoyin

Not less than Six people have been killed and five others severely injured after a suspected bomb exploded at Yammama village in Malumfashi Local Government Area of Katsina State on Saturday.

Residents disclosed that the number of victims are eleven out of which six have already died and five are currently in a hospital receiving medical attention.

According to a resident of the affected village, who craved anonymity, the incident happened at about 9:00 am while “one of the victims was in the farm gathering grasses to feed his animals.”

The State Command of the Nigerian Police Force, through its spokesperson, SP Gambo Isah also confirmed the incident.

He said that “At about 11:30hrs, DPO Malumfashi reported that a loud sound was heard inside the farm of one Alhaji Hussaini Mai Kwai.

“On receipt of the information, the DPO led Operation Puff Adder to the scene where there was a suspected case of bomb explosion which killed five young children of one person, by name Alhaji Adamu of Yammawa village, Malumfashi LGA of Katsina state.”

The police added that all 11 children were at the farm to cut grasses for animals’ feed.

“The injured children have been evacuated to Malumfashi General Hospital for treatment,” the police said. “The scene has been preserved while detectives from EOD and CID are presently conducting their investigations.”

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