Explosion kills one injures 10 in Kaduna

An explosive device which reportedly went off at Galadimawa town of Fatika District in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Friday evening, has left one person dead and 10 others injured.

However, the nature of the device is yet to be uncovered, eyewitnesses told Daily Trust that it went off few meters from a police outpost in the community.

The eyewitness said;

“We don’t know what the device was but I was very lucky to escape death because three people were critically injured and have been taken to a hospital in Zaria while the remaining nine who sustained minor injuries were treated at Kwata hospital in Galadimawa.”

Similarly, nother eyewitness revealed that his bosom friend Kabiru Lado, who was one of the three victims referred to Zaria had died in the hospital. He said the explosives went off at a junction where people gather to buy sugarcane in Galadimawa.

Meanwhile, the Kaduna State Police Command has confirmed the explosion and also revealed that 10 people were injured.

The command said that seven who sustained minor injuries had been discharged from the hospital while three were referred to ABU Teaching hospital in Zaria.

The state police spokesperson, Mohammed Jalige said;

“We are still gathering the facts to know the actual cause of the explosion and as soon as we get the details, we will let you know.”

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