Many Feared Killed As Explosion Rocks Sabon Gari Area Of Kano

Channels Television  
Updated May 17, 2022
Buildings were affected and several people were injured, including children, in an explosion on Aba Road in the Sabon Gari area of Kano on Tuesday, May 17, 2022


There has been an explosion on Aba Road in the Sabon Gari area of Kano, leaving several people injured with some feared killed.

Details of the blast and its cause are still sketchy but visuals from the scene show that it affected some buildings and left several injured including school children.

The visuals also confirm that the blast might have claimed several lives with at least one corpse seen on the floor.

A crowd had gathered right after the blast with some people trying to help the injured and others lamenting the damage.

‘Explosion Not In A School’

Initial visuals from the explosion site showed several schoolchildren being moved away from the scene. One of them was injured. This led to speculation that the explosion occurred in a school.

But the Kano State Government has said that was not the case.

The Commissioner for Information in the state, Muhammad Garba, said in a statement the blast happened at an animal feed store opposite the school.

There has been confusion about what the cause of the explosion was with some reports saying it was a bomb.

The commissioner, however, said the cause of the explosion and the damage it cause had not been ascertained.

According to him, an investigation has commenced to determine the cause, impact, and measures to be taken.

He called on people in the state, particularly those living in the area where the incident occurred to remain calm while the government works with relevant agencies on the matter.

He cautioned the public against spreading unsubstantiated news and gave the assurance that the government would keep the public updated on any development on the matter.