One person has been confirmed dead and several injured as an explosion rocked Kidandan Village in the Giwa Local Government Area ofKaduna State.

Samuel Aruwan, the Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, confirmed the incident in a statement on Saturday night.

He said one of the victims of the explosion, Zaidu Usman, died and several others were injured and hospitalized at Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika.

“According to preliminary reports from the traditional institution and security agencies, one of the pupils learning under a local cleric picked up an object from the bush, which later exploded amidst his fellow pupils.

“As of the time of this update, one pupil, Zaidu Usman, has been confirmed dead, while about 10 injured victims are receiving medical attention at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika.

“The Governor of Kaduna State, Senator Uba Sani, received the report with shock and sadness, and sent commiserations to the victims and their families, praying for the repose of the soul of the deceased, and a quick recovery for the wounded.

“The Governor also appealed to parents and community leaders to increase their vigilance on the activities of their children and wards, given their susceptibility to various dangers.

“The Governor has directed the Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs to liaise with security agencies for an urgent investigation into the cause of the explosion, to ensure the safety of residents, mobilize emergency support and ensure prompt medical attention to victims”, he stated.

Earlier, a resident of Kidandan, Ibrahim Abubakar, also confirmed the explosion to DAILY POST.

He said several persons, including children, sustained injuries.

The development comes barely four days after a devastating explosion occurred at Dejo Oyelese Close, Bodija Housing Estate in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, on Tuesday with at least three people killed.


BREAKING: Explosion rocks Kaduna community

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