The Improvised Explosive Device (IED) which rocked Kaduna State on Saturday, was unwittingly detonated by a group of minors playing football.
This was confirmed by the Kaduna State Police Command.
1st News had reported that the explosion had resulted in the death of one person. Also, two others were reportedly injured by the blast. However, further details have since emerged on the identity of the affected persons.
Specifically, the Saturday incident, which occurred in Badarawa area of Kaduna metropolis, resulted in the death of a child. The child was aged seven. The other two affected persons were also minors aged nine and seven.
Equally important, the Police revealed that the explosive device was concealed in three empty yogurt containers.?Giving an update on the incident, spokesperson of the Kaduna State Police Command; ASP Mohammed Jalige, said the Improvised Explosive Device were concealed in three bottles of popular children’s juice (Viju Milk).
“Three Children picked up the bottles but unknown to them, they contained explosive substance. The children started playing football with the bottles. As a result, two of the bottles exploded, injuring the three children.”
The victims were however rushed to Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital for treatment; where one of them died owing to injuries he sustained from the explosion.
“One of the victims was treated and discharged, while the third child is still receiving treatment.
“The Command’s Explosive Ordinance Department (EOD) is carrying out a holistic forensic analysis of the device with a view to apprehending those responsible for this heinous act,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has disclosed that he withdrew his son from a public school due to the fear of bandits. He made this known while speaking to newsmen in the State capital on Saturday.