Breaking: Explosion Rocks Kano, Three Dead, Many injured
Ibrahim Shuaibu in Kano
An explosion on Tuesday occurred at Court Road, Sabon Gari area of Kano state.
The cause of the explosion is still unknown but the state Police Commissioner, Mr Samaila Dikko, confirmed that it was a gas explosion.
Three dead bodies were seen at the scene of the explosion. Rescue operations are still ongoing.
Also six persons had been rescued and taken to the hospital.
The area had been cordoned off by a combined team of security agencies, including Police, DSS, Civil Defence Corps.
Also, a rescue team from National Emergency Management Agency, Federal Fire Service and Federal Road Safety Corp were also on ground to evacuate victims.
Confirming the incident, the Kano State Government said the early morning explosion did not occur in schools as widely speculated.
The state commissioner for information, Malam Muhammad Garba, said the incident happened at an animal feeds store opposite the school, along Aba road, Sabon Gari area of Fagge Local Government.
He said, while the cause of the explosion was yet to be officially ascertained, investigation had since commenced to determine the cause, impact and measures to be taken.
Malam Garba called on the people in the state, especially those living in the area to remain calm and law abiding, while the government, in collaboration with relevant agencies, were working on the matter.
The commissioner assured that the government would keep the public abreast of any development and warned people to desist from spreading unsubstantiated information.