murdered Six children after an explosion in Magami village in Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
The state’s Commissioner for Security and Homeland Affairs Abubakar Dauran on Tuesday said the victims went to the bush looking for firewood when they picked up an explosive device.
Dauran said the kids started playing with it, and soon after, it exploded.
While six were killed instantly, others were left with varying degrees of injuries.
Those who sustained injuries were immediately rushed to a hospital in Gusau, the state capital for medical assistance.
Dauran said he later received information that a person among the victims who were hospitalized also died.
He said the state had taken steps to prevent future events such.