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1 Dead, 10 children injured in Kaduna explosion

The Kaduna State Government has received reports from security agencies of an explosion in Kidandan area of Giwa LGA of the state.

A statement issued by Samuel Aruwan  Overseeing Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State, on Saturday said preliminary reports from the traditional institution and security agencies, said 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 ten injured victims are receiving medical attention at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika,‘’ the statement said.

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‘’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.’’

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‘’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.’’

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‘’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.’’

Further updates will be duly communicated by the Kaduna State Government.


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