An objected suspected to bomb exploded in a bush near Magamin Diddi village in Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State on Sunday, leaving six girls dead.
A resident of the village who made this known to the media said that the girls found the explosive device and it went off immediately.
He said, “We don’t know whether it was a bomb or not. It just exploded immediately after they picked it from the ground. The children had gone to the farm to harvest groundnut.”
Meanwhile, the state police command spokesperson, SP Muhammad Shehu, was yet to confirm the incident. And Colonel Aminu Iliyasu, the Operation Sahel Sanity of the army in the state, asked the press to contact Forces Headquarters for details.