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Nigerians celebrate man who rescued schoolchildren during Kano gas explosion

A young Nigerian man, Emmy Toms, is currently trending on social media for his bravery during the gas explosion in Kano on Tuesday, May 17.

A fatal explosion occurred at a primary school on Aba Road, in the Sabon Gari area of Kano State, in the early hours of Tuesday, killing nine people and injuring many others.

The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Sama’ila Dikko, while giving an update on the incident, said it was a gas explosion from a welder’s shop close to a nursery and primary school.

However, Emmy, a resident of the area, was captured in a video rescuing some schoolchildren in bloodied uniforms from the scene of the explosion. 

It’s gathered that the Imo-state-born man maneuvered his way through the collapsed building to rescue some of the kids, not fearing for his life.

Nigerians have now taken to social media to celebrate the young man’s courage while commending his act of bravery.


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