A device suspected to be land mine has exploded in Anguwan Shekarau, Kachia Local Government Area, Kaduna State killing a nine-year-old herder, Samaila Alhassan and three cows.
The boy was reportedly tending a herd of cattle when a cow stepped on the device before it exploded.
It was not clear how the device was deployed in the area but military personnel have conducted several firearms training exercises on their shooting range few kilometers away from the blast scene.
Chairman, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria in Kaduna, Alhaji Ahmadu Suleiman confirmed the incident.
Security forces have not issued any statement about the source of the devise and no official inquiry was launched by authorities on the explosion.