No fewer than four people were feared dead after a deafening explosion rocked the popular Court road close to one Winners School Academy in Sabon Gari area of Kano state Tuesday morning.
An eye witness at the scene said that they saw a man who allegedly detonated a bomb on the street and the explosion collapsed the building adjacent to the school, but Police said the explosion came from gas and not bomb.
As at the time of filing this report, four dead bodies had been recovered from the rubbles of the affected building.
The entire place had been condoned off by security agencies including Army, police, NSCDC, Fire Service and NEMA.
The Kano Police Commissioner CP Samaila Dikko in a short video clip issued to newsmen stated that there was an explosion from a welder’s shop close to a Nursery Primary School.
The explosion brought the building down and people were buried in rubbles from where four dead bodies were recovered.
“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.
“So, when the cylinder exploded, it brought down the building and the pupils got injured. There wasn’t a bomb blast” the police commissioner stated.
However, Malam Garba called on the people in the state particularly those living in the area where the incident occurred to remain calm while government in collaboration with relevant agencies are working on the matter.