An explosion in Kidandan, Giwa Council Area, Kaduna State, North-West Nigeria, has reportedly injured nine children.
The tragedy occurred on Saturday afternoon, just four days after an explosion rocked Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, killing five people and badly injuring over 70 others.
The Kaduna State Police Command has confirmed the new incident, stating that all injured youngsters have been transported to a hospital for treatment.
Mansir Hassan, the command’s spokesperson, confirmed the occurrence and called it regrettable.
Hassan said, “We received the information through the DPO (divisional police officer). You know that area is the operational area where the security agencies are conducting a lot of operations in the bush.”
He regretted that those children picked an object and took it to their school and in the process of dismantling, it exploded.
“So, the young boys went to the bush and they saw an object and took it to the school.
“When they got to the school since they didn’t know what the object was, they decided to open it to see. So, in the process, it exploded and left about nine of them injured.”
The affected children are currently being treated in a medical facility, according to the PPRO.
He stated that the command’s EOD team had visited the spot to “ascertain the situation and determine whether it was a bomb or what exploded.”