Five children killed in Katsina bomb blast

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18 July 2020

The Katsina State Police Command has confirmed the death of five (5) people, following a bomb explosion at a farm in Yammama village, Malumfashi Local Government area of the state.

The Police Spokesperson, SP Gambo Isah said 5 children were killed in the explosion while six others were injured in the blast which occurred at about 11:30 am on Saturday July 18.

Isah revealed that those injured have been taken to Malumfashi General Hospital for medical attention. He said;

“DPO Malumfashi 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.”
The scene was preserved and it was further learnt that detectives from Police EOD and CID are currently conducting investigation.

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