A distressing incident unfolded in the Kidandan community within the Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State as an explosion reverberated, resulting in injuries to ten children.
Reports suggest that the explosion occurred while the children were engaged in play with explosive devices, causing a ripple of fear and concern in the predominantly Hausa community.
Explosion Amidst Play:
According to information gathered, the explosion transpired on a Saturday when the children were innocently playing with what turned out to be explosive devices.
The incident has sparked tension within Kidandan Village, creating an atmosphere of uncertainty.
A source, speaking with Vanguard, conveyed the prevailing tension in the Giwa council of Kaduna State following the explosion.
The source revealed that the children sustained injuries during an unplanned detonation while playing with an object they discovered in a nearby bush.
Emergency services have been deployed to the scene, and an ongoing investigation aims to unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Police Confirmation and Response:
The Kaduna State Police Command has confirmed the occurrence of the explosion, with the spokesperson, Mansir Hassan, expressing regret over the incident.
Hassan shared that the injured children had been promptly transported to a medical facility for necessary treatment.
He acknowledged the operational activities of security agencies in the area, emphasizing the need for caution when encountering unfamiliar objects.
Providing details on the incident, Hassan explained that the children discovered an object in the bush, brought it to their school, and attempted to dismantle it.
Unfortunately, the object exploded during this process, resulting in injuries to approximately nine of the children.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) conveyed that the Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) unit had visited the scene to assess the situation and ascertain the nature of the explosion.
The explosion in Kidandan highlights the potential dangers associated with unattended explosive materials.
The incident underscores the importance of public awareness, especially among children, regarding the potential risks of handling unknown objects.
Authorities are actively investigating the circumstances to prevent such unfortunate events in the future.
This regrettable incident in Kaduna serves as a stark reminder of the need for vigilance and caution in communities, emphasizing the role of both law enforcement and public awareness in averting accidents related to explosive materials.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn