By Mo Isa
One pupil was confirmed dead while 10 others were injured as an explosion rocked an Islamic School in Kidandan area of Giwa local government area of Kaduna State.
CONVERSEER reports that the incident which happened on Saturday night (20 Jan. 2024) has been confirmed by the Kaduna State Government.
A statement issued by acting Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, stated that, “According to preliminary reports from the traditional institution and security agencies, one of the pupils learning under a local cleric picked up an object from the bush, which later exploded amidst his fellow pupils.
“As of the time of this update, one pupil, Zaidu Usman, has been confirmed dead, while about ten injured victims are receiving medical attention at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika.”
Aruwan added that Kaduna State governor, Uba Sani, received the report with shock and sadness, and sent commiserations to the victims and their families, praying for the repose of the soul of the deceased, and a quick recovery for the wounded.
The governor also appealed to parents and community leaders to increase their vigilance on the activities of their children and wards, given their susceptibility to various dangers.
He said the governor has directed the Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs to liaise with security agencies for an urgent investigation into the cause of the explosion, to ensure the safety of residents, mobilise emergency support and ensure prompt medical attention to victims.
“Further updates will be duly communicated by the Kaduna State Government,” the statement added.