From Ibrahim Zubairu, Kano
An explosion rocked the Sabon Gari of Kano this morning near a primary school, killing four people including a female.
It was not immediately known how many school children lost their lives.
Many people believe it was a bomb explosion because of the magnitude of the destruction of the building.
However, the police in Kano in a statement by the spokesman said, it was a gas explosion.
Kano State Commissioner of Police (CP) through his spokesman, SP Abdulahi Haruna Kiyawa said in a statement this afternoon that a report was received that, there was a sound of suspected explosion at Aba by Court Road, Sabon Gari Quarters Kano.
He said based on the report, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, immediately led the command’s combined teams of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Chemical Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Defence (EOD-CBRN) and Operation Puff Adder to the scene at a building located at No. 01, Aba/Court Road, Sabongari Quarters Kano opposite Winners Kids Academy.
According to him, the suspected explosion that led to a building collapse was cordoned off and four victims (3 Males and 1 Female) including a Wielder, named Mr. Ejike Vincent were removed and rushed to Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital Kano, where a Medical Doctor certified them dead.
He explained that, Preliminary Forensic Analysis revealed a suspected Gas Cylinder Explosion with the recovery of Chemicals. Rescue Mission.