It was reported that eleven of them went get grasses at the farm for their livestock when the unfortunate incident happened at Yammawa village in Zango Local Government Area of Katsina State.
Apparently, contact was made with an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) buried at the farm and five out of the victims died instantly while the other six suffered various degrees of injuries.
According to the Spokesman for Katsina State Police Command, SP Gambo Isah, the victims are children of one Alhaji Adamu in the area.
“Today being 18/07/2020 at about 11:30hrs, DPO Malumfashi reported that a loud sound was heard inside the farm of one Alhaji Hussaini Mai Kwai.
“On receipt of the information, the DPO led Operation Puff Adder to the scene where there was a suspected case of a bomb explosion which killed five young children of one person, by name Alhaji Adamu of Yammawa village, Malumfashi LGA of Katsina State.”
“The explosion also injured six other children who were sitting under the tree inside the farm. The children were said to be there to cut grasses for animals’ feed.
“The injured children have been evacuated to Malumfashi General Hospital for treatment.
“The scene has been preserved while detectives from EOD and CID are presently conducting their investigations.”
One will recall that the Northwest region have come under different attacks from bandits, kidnappers, armed militias some of which have been linked to the Abubakar Shekau’s faction of Boko Haram known as “Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati wal-Jihad (JAS).