[Update] Kano Explosion: Bodies recovered as police say incident caused by gas cylinder

Kano rescue team have recovered four bodies from the debris following an explosion on Tuesday, along Aba Road by Court Road, close to one Winners School Academy in Sabon Gari area of Kano State.

Reacting to the development, Muhammad Garba, Kano commissioner of information, said the explosion occurred at an animal feed store opposite the school along Aba road.

“While the cause of the explosion and the damage it had done is yet to be officially ascertained, investigation has since commenced to determine the cause, impact and measures to be taken,” he said.

On his part, Sama’ila Dikko, Kano commissioner of police, said it was not a bomb blast but a “gas cylinder explosion”.

“It wasn’t a bomb blast. It’s a gas cylinder explosion. The seller’s shop is on the ground floor of the building where the school is located,” Dikko said.

“So, when the cylinder exploded, it brought down the building and the pupils got injured. There wasn’t a bomb blast.”