An explosion in Kidandan village of Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State has claimed the life of a pupil of an Islamiyya school while ten others have reportedly been injured.
The Overseeing Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs in Kaduna, Samuel Aruwan, in a statement on Saturday, said the explosion was being investigated by security agencies.
Mr Aruwan said, “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.”
He said that as of the time of this update, one pupil, Zaidu Usman, has been confirmed dead while about 10 others were injured and were receiving medical attention at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika-Zaria.
Mr Aruwan also said that the governor has directed the ministry to liaise with the security agencies for an urgent investigation into the cause of the explosion.
According to him, this is to ensure the safety of the residents, mobilize emergency support and ensure prompt medical attention to the victims.
Mr Aruwan further said that updates would be duly communicated to the public by the state government.