Explosion rocks Sabon Gari area of Kano

An explosion has been reported in the Sabon Gari area of Kano State on Tuesday.

Kano State Commissioner of Police, CP Sama’ila Dikko, who confirmed the incident, said it was a gas cylinder explosion.

There were reports that a suicide bomber detonated the bomb in the said area. This has resulted in many injured including school children and others feared dead.

“It wasn’t a bomb blast. It’s a gas cylinder explosion. The seller’s shop is on the ground floor of the building, where the school is located.

“So, when the cylinder exploded, it brought down the building and the pupils got injured. There wasn’t a bomb blast”, Dikko said.

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has called for calm in the area.

Ganduje in a statement issued by Commissioner for Information, Mohammad Garba, said the incident happened at an animal feed store, opposite a school, along Aba Road in Sabon Gari community.

Garba said while the damage is yet to be ascertained, an investigation has since commenced to determine the cause, impact, and measures to be taken.

He assured that the government would keep the public abreast of any development of the explosion and warned Kano residents to desist from spreading unsubstantiated news.

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