UPDATE: Bomb blast kills five children in Katsina village — Police

A bomb explosion rocked Yammama village in Malumfashi Local Government Area of Katsina State.

Gambo Isah, police public relations officer in the state, confirmed the incident, saying five persons, including children, were killed and six were injured in the blast which occurred around 11:30am on Saturday.

He said: “At about 11:30hrs, DPO Malumfashi reported that a loud sound was heard inside the farm of one Alhaji Hussaini Mai Kwai.

“On receipt of the information, the DPO led Operation Puff Adder to the scene where there was a suspected case of bomb explosion which killed five young children of one person, by name Alhaji Adamu of Yammawa village, Malumfashi LGA of Katsina state.”

Isah added that all eleven children were at the farm to cut grasses for animals’ feed.

“The injured children have been evacuated to Malumfashi General Hospital for treatment,” the police said. “The scene has been preserved while detectives from EOD and CID are presently conducting their investigations.”

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