BREAKING: Many Worshippers Injured as Man Sets Kano Mosque on Fire during Prayers

BREAKING: Many Worshippers Injured as Man Sets Kano Mosque on Fire during Prayers

  • A yet-to-be-identified man set ablaze a mosque during prayers at Laraba Abasawa in Gezawa local government area of Kano state
  • It was gathered that no fewer than 20 people were injured during the tragic incident which occurred on Wednesday morning, May 15
  • The arsonist reportedly locked the door of the mosque after setting it ablaze, trapping worshippers inside

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Kano state - No fewer than 20 worshippers have been left injured after a yet-to-be-identified man set a mosque on fire at Laraba Abasawa in Gezawa local government area of Kano state.

It was gathered that the tragic incident occurred in the early hours of Wednesday, May 15.

Tension as man sets Kano mosque on fire during prayers
The suspect locked the mosque after starting the fire. Note: Photo used only for illustration purposes Photo credit: RAJESH JANTILAL/AFP
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Man sets mosque on fire in Kano

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As reported by Daily Trust, members of the community were observing the ‘Subh’ prayer when the arsonist struck.

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A resident of the area said the arsonist locked the door of the mosque after setting it ablaze and trapped worshippers inside.

Man locks Kano worshippers inside burning mosque

“The man used petrol and lit fire while the people, about 40 of them were praying. He locked the mosque after the fire.”
“It took time for people outside to get aware of the incident and rescue the victims who were struggling to break out.”

The fire incident prompted an urgent response from emergency services, 20 injured worshippers were rushed to Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital in Kano, Leadership reports.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that suspected bandits attacked and killed seven worshippers in a mosque at Saya-Saya village in Ikara Local Government Area of Kaduna state. The bandits killed five of the victims in the mosque and two others were killed at different locations within the community.

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According to local sources, the tragic incident occurred when the bandits attacked the worshippers who were performing Isha’i (Sunset) prayers at a local mosque around 8 p.m. on Friday, September 1, 2023.

The village head, Malam Abdulrahman Yusuf, who confirmed the incident said the village head of the vigilante was among the worshippers killed inside the mosque.

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