Accidental detonation of some explosive materials has killed seven children and injured three others at Magamin Diddi District in Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
A statement issued by Zamfara State Commissioner for Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammad Dauran
says the explosives believed to have been abadoned in a farm by fleeing armed bandits were picked up by the innocent children, and eventually exploded in their hands.
While expressing shock over the incident, Zamfara State Government condoled with families of the deceased and prayed for speedy recovery of the injured.
The statement urged people in the State to always be extra vigilant and to caution their children on the possible presence of such objects in farms and residential areas.
It also tasked security agencies to conduct discreet investigation in to the unfortunate incident with a view to averting its reoccurrence.