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Police: Explosion in Kano caused by gas cylinder NOT bomb (updated)

An explosion has reportedly hit Sabon Gari area in Kano state. The explosion was said to have occurred near a primary school on Tuesday.

It is unclear the cause of the explosion.

The incident has caused panic in Sabon Gari.

Four people were reportedly killed in the explosion, while some sustained injuries and have been taken to hospital.

Reacting to the development, Muhammad Garba, Kano commissioner of information, said the explosion occurred at an animal feed store opposite the school along Aba road.

Garba said an investigation into the explosion has commenced to ascertain the cause of it.

“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,” he said.

On his part, Sama’ila Dikko, Kano commissioner of police, said it was not a bomb blast, but a “gas cylinder explosion”.

“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,” Dikko said.

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

“It was a gas explosion at a welding workshop. The workshop uses a gas cylinder, which exploded and affected an old building of a school, that collapsed on people.
“Four persons have died and a rescue mission is ongoing to find out more that may be trapped under the rubbles.
“Let me confirm to you that it is a gas explosion. It is not a bomb blast as widely speculated.”

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