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5 children killed in Katsina village bomb explosion

July 18, 2020 -The Police Command in Katsina State, have confirmed children dead and six others injured in a suspected bomb explosion at a farm in Yammama village, Malumfashi Local Government area of the state.

SP Gambo Isah, Public Relations Officer of the command disclosed this in a statement on Saturday, stating that the blast occurred at about 11:30 am on Saturday.

He explained that the DPO of the Malumfashi Command reported that a loud sound was heard inside the farm of one Alhaji Hussaini Maikwai.

“On receipt of the information, the DPO led Operation Puff Adder to the scene.

“The explosion killed five children that belonged to one Alhaji Adamu of Yammama village in Malumfashi local government area.

“It also injured six other children, who were sitting under the tree inside the farm,” he said.

The police spokesman added that the children went to the farm to cut grass for animals.

Isah said those injured have been taken to Malumfashi General Hospital for medical attention.

He revealed that the scene had been preserved, while detectives from Police Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) and the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (CID) are currently conducting investigation.

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