The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has sympathized with families of children who died in Zamfara today while playing with an explosive.

Umar Farouq expressed sadness after at least six children who reportedly went  in search of firewood in a bush located in Magami village in Maradun local government area of Zamfara state, died while playing with explosives.

 The victims, according to the Commissioner for Security and Home Affairs Abubakar Dauran picked up an explosive devise from the bush which exploded while they played with it.

Umar Farouq described the death of the innocent children as untimely and heartbreaking while calling on the concerned authorities to ensure that explosives don’t get into the wrong hands.

©Lawal Haliru Anka

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