Kano Govt Asks Residents Not To Panic Over Sabon Gari Explosion


The government said it was yet to ascertain the cause of the explosion which happened near an animal feed store.

The Kano government has called on residents to remain calm after Tuesday’s gas explosion in the Sabon Gari area of the state.

This is contained in a statement by Muhammed Garba, the state’s Commissioner for Information, on Tuesday in Kano.

Mr Garba said that the situation had been brought under control, as security agencies had taken over the area for rescue operations and investigation.

“The state government will keep the public abreast of any development,” he said, causing residents against fake news and speculations on the incident.

He also faulted the claim that the explosion occurred in a school, saying that it happened near an animal feed store opposite the school on Aba Road, Sabon Gari, Kano.

He said that while the cause of the explosion and the damages were yet to be ascertained, investigation has commenced.

He urged residents, especially those living in the area, to remain calm, saying that the government was working with relevant security agencies to restore normalcy.

The police command in the state had confirmed the killing of four persons following the incident.


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