A loud explosion of what is suspected to be a bomb has killed six boys while injuring five others in the early hours of Saturday at a farm in Yammama village, Malumfashi Local Government, Katsina State.
The explosion which occurred around 11:00am today left the people of the area in shock and fear as that is the first time they come across such a tragic incident.
The Katsina State Police Command's spokesperson, SP Gambo Isah confirmed the incident saying that 6 children were killed and the remaining five rushed to the hospital in Malumfashi.
He noted that the DPO in Malumfashi reported that a loud sound was heard inside the farm of one Alhaji Hussaini Maikwai of Yammama village.
The officer led an Operation Puff Adder team to the scene.
“The explosion killed six children that belonged to one Alhaji Adamu of Yammama village in Malumfashi local government area. It also injured five other children, who were sitting under the tree inside the farm,” he said.
Isah added that the children went to the farm to cut grass for animals.
Those injured have been taken to Malumfashi General Hospital for medical attention.
The scene had been barricaded as detectives from Police EOD and CID are currently conducting investigation.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Below are photos from the scene of the blast
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