The number of dead and injured could increase as Red Cross personnel remove the debris from the explosion.Full Story
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According to police reports, the incident happened on Friday at Dankar and Tsauwa villages in Katsina State.
The operation in the Kuduru forest in the neighborhood of Birnin Gwari in Kaduna lasted for several hours, the police said.
One building was well-kept and held 300 pupils who were not regularly mistreated, while 200 others detained at a site next door were regularly abused.
The girls and women, aged from 15 to 28, had been brought from all over Nigeria with promises of work, Lagos police said on Monday. Four babies were also found.
The repatriation came after a cycle of violence burst out in Johannesburg leading to attacks on hundreds of foreign-owned businesses and killing 12.
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“Yesterday around 8pm (1900 GMT) it was reported that there was a very loud explosion in (the village of) Konduga. On reaching the scene of the incident we found there was a lot of casualties. In fact the death toll was over 30 and the injured over 42."