Explosion kills pupil, several others hospitalized in Kaduna

Kaduna State Government has confirmed the death of a pupil while several others injured as a result of explosion at Kidandan village of Giwa local government area of Kaduna state.

In a statement signed and made available to SMARTS NEWS by the overseeing commissioner of the Kaduna state Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, saying the state government received reports from security agencies of an explosion in the Kidandan area of Giwa LGA. 

He said, according to preliminary reports from the traditional institution and security agencies, one of the pupils learning under a local cleric picked up an object from the bush, which later exploded amidst his fellow pupils. 

“As of the time of this update, one pupil, Zaidu Usman, has been confirmed dead, while about ten injured victims are receiving medical attention at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika. 

“The Governor of Kaduna State, Senator Uba Sani, received the report with shock and sadness, and sent commiserations to the victims and their families, praying for the repose of the soul of the deceased, and a quick recovery for the wounded.” Aruwan stated. 

The overseeing commissioner noted that the Governor also appealed to parents and community leaders to increase their vigilance on the activities of their children and wards, given their susceptibility to various dangers. 

He added that the governor has directed the Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs to liaise with security agencies for an urgent investigation into the cause of the explosion, to ensure the safety of residents, mobilize emergency support and ensure prompt medical attention to victims. 

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