A seven-year-old Almajiri pupil has been injured after a suspected explosive device detonated at Nayinawa forest area of Damaturu, the Yobe State capital.
The incident is said to have occurred around on Sunday when a heavy sound was heard in the area causing the residents to scamper for safety. However, there was no reported loss of life.
Although the cause of the incident is still unclear, the Police Public Relations Officer in Yobe State, Dungus Abdulkarim told Channels Television via telephone conversation that the Anti-Bomb Squad has been dispatched to the scene of the incident.
“Yes, we are aware of the incident, but the information is still sketchy. We have dispatched our Anti-Bomb Squad to the scene, and we will inform you of the outcome,” the police spokesman said.
“The victim has been taken to hospital for medication because he was the only person injured.”
Some eyewitnesses further claimed a chisel and knife were found on a mat where the incident happened.