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Kaduna explosion: Children mistakenly detonated IED hidden in yogurt containers – Police

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The Kaduna State Police on Sunday revealed that the three children unknowingly detonated the Improvised Explosive Device that was detonated in Kaduna Saturday.

The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the Saturday incident, which occurred in Badarawa area of Kaduna metropolis, resulted in the death of one adolescent child, aged seven and the injury of two others, aged nine and seven.

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Giving an update on the incident, the spokesperson for Bauchi Police Command, ASP Mohammed Jalige, said Improvised Explosive Devices were concealed in three bottles of popular children’s Juice (Viju Milk).

“Three Children picked up the bottles but unknown to them, they contained explosive substance; the children started playing football with the bottles, as a result, two of the bottles exploded,injuring the three children.

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The victims were however rushed to Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital for treatment, where one of them died owing to injuries he sustained from the explosion.

“One of the victim was treated and discharged, while the third child is still receiving treatment.

“The Command’s Explosive Ordinance Department (EOD) is carrying out a holistic forensic analysis of the device with a view to apprehending those responsible for this heinous act,” he said.

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