Three children were killed and four others were injured in a shooting incident in Tartous – Police

Three children were killed and four others were injured in a shooting incident in Tartous – Police

The Didango Geta community in Karim Lamido Local Government Area of ​​Taraba State went into mourning on Saturday after three children were killed in a shooting incident.

Four other children were also injured in the unfortunate accident.

In a statement issued in Jalingo on Sunday, the State Police Commissioner, David Elwinomon, dismissed speculation that the children died as a result of a dynamite explosion.

The police chief said: “The three children who died were playing with a Danish pistol in a tree, the gunpowder of which later exploded and killed them.”


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According to him, four other children who were playing under the tree were injured, and one of them is receiving treatment at the State Specialist Hospital in Jalingo, the state capital.

“A Danjuma Odo reported to the police that there was an explosion that killed three youths and injured four others

“Upon receiving the information, we deployed the Bomb Squad Unit of the Nigerian Police Force who rushed to the scene and conducted a professional and thorough search and discovered that there was no trace of anything related to the dynamite or explosive device recovered from the scene.

Instead, they recovered pads from a Danish gun that was evident on the victims’ bodies and suspected of being responsible for their deaths.

He explained, “Given the absence of an attacker, it is suspected that this was an accidental exit.”

The police director indicated that the scene of the accident was overlooked and investigations are still underway to uncover more facts.

“Further findings by the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit revealed that the three recovered pallets are being used along with gunpowder to prepare ammunition for Danish rifles.

“After that, we went to conduct another interview with Odo, who reported the incident to the police. He revealed that the three children who died were the ones who were up in the tree while they were on the farm, while the other four who were on the ground were injured, and this is very clear evidence that it was not an explosive device explosion.” “If it had been an explosive device or dynamite explosion, those children on the ground and in the tree would have been shattered beyond recognition,” Mr. Illiomon said.

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He identified the three deceased children as two 11-year-olds and a 12-year-old.

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He added that the first victim was the son of the man who reported the incident.

The police chief also stated that the injured victims were two seven-year-old children and two eight-year-old children.

He said some of the victims were grandchildren of Mr. Odo, the owner of the rice farm where the children went to help.


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