A massive bomb blast which rocked the Yammama village in Malumfashi Local Government Area of Katsina State on Saturday morning has resulted in the death of no fewer than six persons.
Of the six persons killed, five of them are said to be from a single family.
Five other persons who are currently unconscious are receiving medical attention at the General Hospital Malumfashi.
The dead persons were said to have stepped on an Improvised Explosive Device planted on a farmland near the community, leading to the explosion.
The explosion reportedly occurred as eleven children visited the farm to cut grasses for animals’ feed.
The incident has been confirmed by the Spokesman for Katsina State Police Command, SP Gambo Isah, who added that investigation has been launched into the matter.
However, the police statement put the number of the dead at five, with six others injured.
“At about 11:30hrs, DPO Malumfashi reported that a loud sound was heard inside the farm of one Alhaji Hussaini Mai Kwai,” the police statement said.
“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.”
“The injured children have been evacuated to Malumfashi General Hospital for treatment.”
“The scene has been preserved while detectives from EOD and CID are presently conducting their investigations.”