Bomb disguised as money blows two children to pieces
A man handed a receptacle containing bomb to a boy and instructed him to give to his father.
This was recorded at Fadaman Rake located at Hong Local Government Area of the state, report says.
Baba Yerima, a local vigilante in the vicinity told the Premium Times News that an unknown man had handed the explosive to a boy asking him to deliver what he described as money to his father.
The item however exploded before he could get home to deliver the message.
“The man just stopped his starlet as if he is looking for help. He gave one of the boys playing a polythene bag that he should take it to his father as it contained money and valuables.
“The boys didn’t know and in the process of taking it to home, we just heard the blast.
“Two kids lost their lives instantly, while the remaining two and one passerby were seriously injured and rushed to nearby hospital unconscious," said the vigilante.
Othman Abubakar, a spokesperson to the police confirmed the sad incident in a statement that reads:
“It was one unknown starlet driver that approached some children at Fadaman Rake holding a polythene bag and there he delivered it to one of the kids with a pretence that it was money and other valuables meant for their father.
“Unknowingly the children collected it and while in the process of taking it to their home, the bomb exploded.
“Two children were confirmed died instantly as three others including a passerby injured and were rushed to hospital in Hong.”
It is yet to be confirmed if the happening was an assassination attempt directed at the boy's father or simply an act of terror.
Northern Nigeria has known no peace based on the activities of Islamist terrorists, Boko Haram, who are responsible for the deaths of thousands of people.
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