Police blame Katsina explosion on military grenade

The explosion which took the lives of five children and injured six others on a farm in Malumfashi town of Katsina State on Saturday July 18, has been linked to an exposed military grenade.

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A statement released by the command’s spokesman Gambo Isah, made it known that the five children who are siblings were fiddling with the device found on a farm, when it exploded. Isah added that investigation is ongoing.

“Investigation revealed that the children picked a military grenade and were fiddling with it and as a result, it exploded.

“Scene has been preserved while detectives from EOD and CID are presently conducting their investigations. Investigation is ongoing, please.” Isah said

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The remains of the victims were buried on Saturday July 18, while the six other children injured in the incident are still receiving treatments at the Malumfashi General Hospital.