Kano Govt, police give conflicting report on massive explosion

Kano blast

Explosion rocks Kano.

The Kano State Government and the police command in the state have given conflicting report on the massive explosion that rocked Aba Road, Sabon Gari area of the state on Tuesday.

The Kano Police Command said the explosion was caused by a gas cylinders and not bomb as many have speculated, but the state government said it was yet to ascertain the cause of the explosion.

Kano State Commissioner of Police, Samaila Dikko, said in a radio and television broadcast on Tuesday in Kano that the gas exploded at a welding point near a primary school on Aba Road in Sabon Gari, Kano.

But the Kano State Government could not say whether the explosion was caused by a bomb or a gas cylinder, but it said the explosion did not occur in a school.

The state Commissioner for information, Malam Muhammad Garba said the incident happened at an animal feed store opposite the school along Aba Road, Sabon Gari area of Fagge local government.

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He said while the cause of the explosion and the damage it had done is yet to be officially ascertained, investigation has since commenced to determine the cause, impact and measures to be taken.

Garba called on the people in the state particularly those living in the area where the incident occurred to remain calm while government in collaboration with relevant agencies are working on the matter.

The commissioner assured that government would keep the public abreast on any development and warned people to desist from spreading unsubstantiated news.


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