Three Children Killed, Four Injured in Taraba Gun Accident

The Didango Geita community in Karim Lamido Local Government Area of Taraba State was thrown into mourning on Saturday after three children were killed in a gun accident.

Three Children Killed, Four Injured in Taraba Gun Accident

According to reports, four other children were also injured in the sad incident.

The state commissioner of police, David Iloyonomon, in a statement issued in Jalingo on Sunday, disclosed the cause of their deaths as opposed to speculation that the children were killed by an explosion of dynamite.

In his words, “The three children that died were playing with a dane gun on a tree, whose gunpowder later exploded and killed them.”

”One Danjuma Audu gave the police information that there was an explosion that resulted in the death of three youngsters and the injuries of four others.

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“On receiving the information, we deployed the anti-bomb unit of the Nigeria Police Force who rushed to the scene, conducted a professional and thorough search and discovered that no exhibit was related to dynamite or IED recovered from the scene.

”Instead, they recovered pallets from a dane gun which was evident in the bodies of the casualties and suspected to be responsible for their death”, he added.

The commissioner of police however added that the scene of the incident has been condoned off and investigation was ongoing to unravel more facts.

Further investigation after an interview with Audu revealed that “the three children that died were the ones on top of the tree while in the farm, while the other four that were on the ground sustained injuries”.

This is a very clear evidence to show that it is not an IED explosion, because if it were to be IED or dynamite explosion, those children on the ground and on the tree would have been shattered beyond recognition”, the commissioner said