Many school children are feared dead in an explosion which took place in an animal feed store opposite a school, in Sabon Gari area of Kano city,
Contrary to reports, the Kano State government has explained that the explosion that hits the Sabon Gari area of the city did not occur in a school.
The state commissioner for information, Muhammad Garba said the blast happened at an animal feed store opposite the school along Aba Road, Sabon Gari area of Fagge local government.
He said while the cause of the explosion and the damage is yet to be ascertained, officials of the state are assessing the cause and impact of the blast.
Mr Garba called on the people in the state, particularly those living in the area where the incident occurred to remain calm while the government, in collaboration with relevant agencies, continue to investigate the cause of the blast.
The commissioner said the government would keep the public abreast of any development and warned people to desist from spreading unsubstantiated news.
The cause of the explosion is yet to be officially ascertained.
Although the police earlier said the explosion was triggered by gas cylinder and not a bomb as being speculated.
“It is not a bomb explosion, it is a gas explosion,” Commissioner of Police, Sama’ila Dikko, said in a voice recording. “A gas cylinder explosion.
“Because there is a welder, just by the place, and he is the first victim in this situation.”
Dikko added that the police, in collaboration with other security agencies, was also investigating what led to the gas cylinder explosion.
He maintained that the scene was under control.