The Kastina State Police Command has revealed the cause of the explosion that led to the death of five siblings at Yammama village in Malumfashi Local Government Area of state on Saturday.
The Police in a statement said the siblings were playing with a military grenade they found on a farmland.
According to the police, the five siblings alongside six injured others found the grenade while working on the farm.
The State Public Relations Officer, Gambo Isah, in a statement said experts from the police explosives unit were already on the farm for further findings.
He said, “Investigation revealed that the children picked a military grenade and were fiddling with it and as a result of which it exploded.
“The scene has been preserved while detectives from EOD and CID are presently conducting their investigations. The investigation is ongoing.”
The remains of the five victims were buried on Saturday according to Islamic rites.