Kano Explosion: Death Toll Rises To 9

As the rescue attempts continue, NEMA has stated that the death toll from a blast that rocked a school in Kano State has risen to nine people.

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said that the death toll from the explosion that rocked a primary school in the Sabon Gari area of Kano State, Northwest Nigeria,  in the morning of Tuesday, May 17, 2022 has risen to nine people.

As the rescue mission continues, NEMA officials stated that they are awaiting the arrival of the agency’s director general, Mustapha Habib Ahmad, along with other officials.

HumAngle previously reported that three people were killed and one was seriously injured in the incident, which was, according to the police, caused by a gas explosion.

Nigeria Police Force, Kano Command, through its Public Relations Officer, Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, had stated that earlier rescue efforts excavated four dead bodies, including one woman and a welder named Ejike Vincent.

According to the police, preliminary forensic investigations revealed that a gas cylinder exploded. Also, other explosive chemicals were recovered from the site of the incident.

The Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, accompanied Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to the scene to witness rescue attempts.

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Aliyu Dahiru

Aliyu Dahiru is an assistant editor and head of extremism and radicalization desks at HumAngle. He is a fact-checker and has a passion for analyzing jihadism in Africa and telling the stories of those affected by conflict and insecurity. Tweets: @Aliyussufiy

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