Katsina State has been experiencing frequent terrorist attacks in recent times. A huge thud, suspected to be a bomb explosion has rocked a farm in Yammama village, Malumfashi Local Government area of Katsina state, sending up huge flames and black smoke in the sky. This explosion occurred around 11:30 am on Saturday, July 18.
About 5 children within the range and radius of the scene of that explosion had their body blown beyond recognition, while other 5 children and men who sustained several degrees of injuries was taken to Malumfashi General Hospital for treatment. Eyewitnesses said that the bomb was planted in a tree in the farm belonging to Alhaji Husaini Maikwai, a wealthy and influential farmer. Some of the residents in that area said that Alhaji Hasssan Maikwai usually came to his farm every Saturday and Sunday to supervise his children and casual laborers working on the farm.
Mr Abubakar Babangida, one of the eyewitnesses also testified that the children sighted the object and reported to one of the elderly persons working with them on the farm. Maybe the children might have attempted to dig out the bomb before the man could come near the spot.
The men of the Nigerian police has been deployed to that area to discover the root cause of the explosion and also calm the panic and tension in that area.
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