(Update) Kano Govt. Clarifies News On Explosion In Sabon Gari, Confirms 4 dead

Kano state government has clarified  that the early Tuesday morning explosion in the Sabon Gari area of Kano did not occur in a school.

The Commissioner for information, Malam Muhammad Garba,in a statement he issued with a copy made available to ChoiceReporters, said that the incident happened at an animal feed store opposite the school along Aba Road, Sabon Gari area of Fagge local government.

He said while the cause of the explosion and the damage it had done was yet to be officially ascertained, investigation had commenced to determine the cause, impact and measures to be taken.

Malam Garba called on the people in the state,  particularly those living in the area where the incident occured, to remain calm.

He assured them that the state government in collaboration with relevant agencies were working on the matter.

The commissioner further promised that government would keep the public abreast on any development and warned people to desist from spreading unsubstantiated news.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police in the state,CP, Ismail Dikko, who confirmed the incident while speaking with Journalists in Kano, disclosed that four persons have been identified as having lost their lives in the incident.

He said the explosion was caused by gas cylinder being used by welders near primary school which led to the collapse of some buildings.

The police boss in the state, however, said that the four persons confirmed dead died as a result of the collapse of building during the explosion.