Scores of children killed playing with ‘explosive devices’ in Zamfara bush

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By Aiyeku Timothy 

About six children are reported to have died following an explosion in Magami village in Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

The state’s Commissioner for Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Dauran, who confirmed the incident on Tuesday said the victims went to the bush in search of firewood when they picked an explosive device.

Dauran said the kids began to play with it, and shortly after, it exploded, killing six instantly while others were left with various degrees of injuries

The injured children were immediately rushed to a hospital in Gusau, the state capital for medical attention but one of them eventually died in the hospital, Dauran disclosed.

He said the state had put measures in place to prevent future occurrences of such.


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