The Kaduna State government has revealed that seven children sustained injuries in an accidental bomb explosion in Igabi Local Government Area, (LGA), of the State.
According to a statement issued by the State’s Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, “Security agencies have reported the accidental detonation of a substance at a residence in Ungwan-Mangwaro, Igabi local government area”.
He added: “According to the report, children playing in the area picked up the material from a nearby farm and began to play with it, not knowing what it was. In the process, it was accidentally detonated as the children continued to fiddle with it near their home. Seven of the children were injured by the explosion, and are now receiving treatment at the Ahmadu Bello University, (ABU) Teaching Hospital, Shika”.
He further said that the State governor, Nasir Ahmed el-Rufa’i, while expressing alarm at the incident, stated his relief that the injured children were receiving treatment.
He said the governor tasked the security agencies to conduct a detailed investigation in order to forestall future occurrences, and urged citizens to increase their vigilance towards the presence of such items around inhabited locations.