Two people have been left injured and one dead after a deadly explosion rocked Mubi, a town in Adamawa State on Sunday.
Speaking on the latest blast in the state, the Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Mr Ahmad Sajoh, said the deceased was a boy who was at the scene where an Improvise Explosive Device (IED) went off,” Daily Trust writes.
“It’s not a suicide attack as being speculated. It involved three children gathering scrapped metals,” Mr Sajoh said.
One of the boys, Saidu Ahmed picked up the device which exploded immediately killing him and injuring his two friends who are now receiving treatment at the Mubi General Hospital.
Parents of the affected children have been identified.”
Also confirming the incident, the spokesman of Adamawa Police Command, SP Othman Abubakar said the command was working on a theory that the explosive might have been given to the children by somebody to take to the metal gathering point.
And the children ignorantly accepted as they might have been promised some stipends.
Mubi has been the target of several suicide blasts by Islamist insurgents Boko Haram over the past year.
Last month, an attack by suspected suicide bombers resulted in the killing of over 20 people.