Hundreds of schoolchildren were on their way to class when the eruption occurred at 9 a.m. this morning in the Sabon Garri area of Kano state. According to witnesses, the blast killed dozens of people, including schoolchildren. According to the BBC, Sabon Gari Market President Nafi’u Nuhu Indabo confirmed the incident. Several charred bodies can be seen lining the streets in horrifying footage.
As they try to make their way to safety, terrified children can be seen crying.
Parents desperately search for their children among the rubble in shocking footage shared online.
Collins Ezeanah, an eyewitness, described how the explosion shook the house he was staying in in Sabon Gari.
“The bomb shook our house,” he told The Sun. It happened on Aba Road at Winner’s primary school.
“Students died. Students… four – five years old.
“A school student lives in my compound, and Chimobi returned filled with sand and tears.”
“The little mаn crаwled his wаy out of the collаpsed building. He wаs looking for his clаssmаtes nowhere to be found.
“The videos I sаw аre so grаphic. Little kids died. Mаy their soul rest in perfect peаce. Amen.”
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