From Noah Ebije, Kaduna

No fewer than 10 children have reportedly been injured in an explosion in Kidandan, Giwa Council Area of Kaduna State, North-West Nigeria.

Witnesses say the explosion was caused by a strange object which the children were playing with it

The object, according to eyewitness was found in a nearby bush by the children when they went to fetch fire woods.

Sources said the object, believed to be a bomb, exploded suddenly, injuring 10 children who were said to have been attended to immediately by some residents.

They were later said to have been rushed to Shika Hospital in Zaria for treatment.

The Village Head, Alhaji Abubakar Umar Ruka, also confirmed the incident, saying he was trying to compile the names of the victims because the police had visited the community.

“10 people were injured and no death but they were taken to the hospital for treatment.

Councilor Representing Kidandan Ward Abdullahi Ismail, who also confirmed the incident, said the children picked the object in the bush where they went to fetch firewood.

“I was told the children picked the object in the bush when they went looking for firewood. It explodes and injured them badly,” he said.

The police had not said anything regarding the incident at the time of filing this report.