Kano Explosion: Police Reveals Identity of Victims, Arrest Suspects
In the aftermath of the Sabon Gari explosion in Kano, the state police command has released names of the incident victims following its intensive investigations on the matter.
In a statement sent to PRNigeria by the Kano State Police spokesman, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, the state command said, “Technical Investigation conducted by the command’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal – Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defence (EOD-CBRN) revealed that the explosion is suspected to be occurred as a result of mixed Chemical / Gas reactions exposed to a source of heat, such as fire, spark or increase in pressure resulting in combustion/shock waves, creating an explosion which can have shattering effects.”
It said the explosion which led to a building collapse which housed four shops and residential apartment the upstairs was linked to one of the occupants, Michael Adejo, also a victim who is now late, who deals in illicit storage of toxic chemicals and other hazardous materials.
It disclosed items recovered at the scene to include; five (5) Bottles of different brands of Acidic Liquid, three (3) Bags of Potassium substance, one (1) Jeri can of mixed chemicals, six and a half (6.5) Cartons of Snuff (Tobacco) and five (5) Drums of Polymer (Chemical).
The Kano state Police Command said 9 people have so far been certified dead by a Medical Doctor and 8 victims including students of Winners Kids Academy opposite the collapsed building that sustained minor injuries as a result of shock waves were treated and discharged.
Those that lost their lives as a result of the explosion are; Ejike Vincent (Wielder), Michael Adejo (Chemical Seller), Musa Kalla (Tea Seller), Christiana Abosade, Mary, Austine Dada, Madam Owoleke, Omo Ben, Bose Oladapo.
“Meanwhile arrests have been made linking one of the collapsed shop with dealings in sales of illicit, toxic chemical substances and combustible materials suspected to be used for making Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). Evidence of purchase was also recovered. An investigation is in progress,” the Police concluded.
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Report By: PRNigeria.com