Five children killed in katsina blast – Police


Five children were among the six people killed in the suspected bomb explosion that rocked Yammama village in Malumfashi Local Government area, Katsina state.

The state police command confirmed this in a state signed by the spokesperson, Gambo Isah.

Isah said the force has commenced investigations into the blast that happened on Saturday morning.

He also revealed that six persons sustained injuries from the blast.

“At about 11:30hrs, DPO Malumfashi reported that a loud sound was heard inside the farm of one Alhaji Hussaini Mai Kwai,” the police said.

“On receipt of the information, the DPO led Operation Puff Adder to the scene where there was a suspected case of bomb explosion which killed five young children of one person, by name Alhaji Adamu of Yammawa village, Malumfashi LGA of Katsina state.”

According to Isah, the children were cutting grass on the farm when the explosion occurred.

“The injured children have been evacuated to Malumfashi General Hospital for treatment,” the police said.

He adds that “the scene has been preserved while detectives from EOD and CID are presently conducting their investigations.”

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