Kaduna explosion: Football-playing adolescents detonated the IED – Police

The Improvised Explosive Device that  was detonated in Kaduna Saturday, was concealed in three empty yogurt containers, the police revealed on Sunday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) 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.


Giving an update on the incident, spokesperson of Bauchi Police Command, ASP Mohammed Jalige, said Improvised Explosive Device 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.

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

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

“The ’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,” said. (NAN)