Bomb explodes near Winners Chapel School in Kano, many feared dead

Bomb explodes near Winners Chapel School in Kano, many feared dead

A bomb exploded at Aba Road, Sabon Gari, Kano State, with a yet-to-be-ascertained number of people killed while scores were injured.

“There’s a bomb explosion in a private school located in Sabon Gari, Kano State, Northern Nigeria less than an hour ago,” a resident said.

 

Scores were feared dead following an explosion along Court Road in Sabon Gari, Kano State on Tuesday.

 

The explosion, which occurred near a private secondary school, Winners School, destroyed a residential building and affected part of the school.

 

Kano State

 

The explosion occurred around 9:30 am with many schoolchildren reportedly affected.

 

As of the time of filing this report, security operatives, including the army, police, and NSCDC had surrounded the place.

 

The National Emergency Management Agency and Fire service operatives were; also on the ground trying to rescue victims of the explosion.

 

 

Meanwhile, the Kano State Government clarified that the early; Tuesday morning explosion in the Sabon Gari area did not occur in a school.

 

 

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The state Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, said the incident happened; at an animal feed store opposite the school along Aba Road, Sabon Gari area of Fagge Local Government.

He said while the cause of the explosion and the damage had; yet to be officially ascertained, an investigation has since commenced to; determine the cause, impact, and measures to be taken.

 

 

Garba called on the people in the state, particularly those living in the area where the incident occurred, to remain calm while the government in collaboration with relevant agencies are working on the matter.

 

 

The commissioner assured residents that government would keep the public abreast of any development.

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