At least seven children are feared dead following an explosion that rocked Magami village in Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
Confirming the incident on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, the Commissioner for Security and Home Affairs, Mr Abubakar Dauran, said the victims went to the bush in search of firewood when they picked an explosive devise and began playing with it, and shortly after, it exploded.
While six are said to have died instantly, others were left with various degrees of injuries.
Channels TV reports that those who sustained injuries were immediately rushed to a hospital in Gusau, the State capital, for medical attention; while the State Security Commissioner later got information that one person among the victims that were hospitalized also died.
Mr Dauran said the State had put measures in place to prevent future occurrences of such.
Meanwhile, the State Police Command, under the leadership of its Police Commissioner, CP Abutu Yaro, has created 10 additional Police Out Stations in different villages of the State.
He has also deployed Tactical and Conventional Police Personnel to the newly created outstations in order to promptly respond to distress calls and provide effective and efficient security services to the communities so that members of the public can have confidence to go about their legitimate businesses.