Explosion kills one and leaves 10 others injured in Kaduna village


An explosive device which went off at Galadimawa town of Fatika District in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Friday evening, has left one person dead and 10 others injured.

While the nature of the device is yet to be uncovered, eyewitnesses told Daily Trust that it went off few meters from a police outpost in the community.

An eyewitness told the publication;

“We don’t know what the device was but I was very lucky to escape death because three people were critically injured and have been taken to a hospital in Zaria while the remaining nine who sustained minor injuries were treated at Kwata hospital in Galadimawa.”

Another eyewitness revealed that his bosom friend Kabiru Lado, who was one of the three victims referred to Zaria had died in the hospital. He said the explosives went off at a junction where people gather to buy sugarcane in Galadimawa.

Kaduna State Police Command confirmed the explosion and also revealed that 10 people were injured. The command said that seven who sustained minor injuries had been discharged from the hospital while three were referred to ABU Teaching hospital in Zaria.

The state police spokesperson, Mohammed Jalige said;

“We are still gathering the facts to know the actual cause of the explosion and as soon as we get the details, we will let you know.”