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Five siblings perish in Katsina explosion – Police



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Saturday’s bomb explosion in Yammawa village in Zango Local Government Area of Katsina State claimed a family of five.

Reports said the siblings died on the spot after a device said to be an Improvised Explosive Device planted on a farmland near the community exploded.

The deceads coincidentally stepped on the device when they all went to the farm.

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Katsina State Police command confirmed that they are the family of one Alhaji Adamu.

Police Spokesperson, Gambo Isah further revealed that they were other six injured persons who are recuperating at Malumfashi General Hospital in Katsina.

Isah in a statement said, “Today being 18/07/2020 at about 11:30hrs, DPO Malumfashi reported that a loud sound was heard inside the farm of one Alhaji Hussaini Mai Kwai.

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

“The explosion also injured six other children who were sitting under the tree inside the farm. The children were said to be there to cut grasses for animals’ feed.

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“The injured children have been evacuated to Malumfashi General Hospital for treatment.

“The scene has been preserved while detectives from EOD and CID are presently conducting their investigations.”


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