An explosion has critically wounded at least 10 children in Kidandan village, in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The incident unfolded on a Saturday afternoon when the children were playing with an object discovered in a nearby bush.
Sources indicated that the object, believed to be a bomb, detonated causing severe injuries to the victims.
Alhaji Abubakar Umar Ruka, the Village Head, confirmed the incident, stating that he was in the process of compiling the names of the victims.
According to him, the injured were rushed to Teaching Hospital Shika for treatment. “There were no fatalities but 10 children were injured. They have been taken to the hospital for treatment,” he said
Efforts to contact the State Police Command Public Relations Officer, ASP Mansir Hassan, have been unsuccessful, as he could not be reached by phone, and there has been no response to a message sent to him.