Police Speak on Reason Kano Arsonist Set Mosque Ablaze

Police Speak on Reason Kano Arsonist Set Mosque Ablaze

  • One worshipper has died after an early morning attack on a mosque in Gadan village of Gezawa local government area of Kano
  • AIG Umar Mamman Sanda said the police operatives have arrested the principal suspect and he has given them useful information
  • Sanda said the arsonist used a locally made bomb to set the mosque ablaze during prayers on Wednesday morning

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The Kano state police command said one worshipper has died after a man a mosque ablaze in Laraba Abasawa area of Gezawa local government area of the state.

AIG Umar Mamman Sanda disclosed this at the Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital, Kano, where the injured worshippers are being treated.

Police speak on reason Kano arsonist set mosque ablaze
Police said the incident was not an act of terrorism Photo credit:@PoliceNG
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According to Daily Trust, Sanda said the incident was not an act of terrorism but had to do with inheritance distribution.

He also confirmed the arrest of the principal suspect behind the mosque explosion.

“What happened is not associated with any act of terrorism but rather, it was a skirmish that arose as a result of inheritance distribution.

Worshipper dies in Kano Mosque explosion

“The suspect was said to be not satisfied with the distribution … and was reacting to that. He is presently with us and is giving out useful information. Out of the 24 that were admitted here, one is dead. It is really unfortunate. He used a locally made bomb to commit the crime.”

The police boss said the Kano state government is doing everything possible to provide medical care to the injured worshippers receiving treatment in the hospital.

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Sanda led a delegation of security personnel, including the state police commissioner and the Director of the Department of State Services (DSS) to the hospital, PM News reports.

He called for calm, stating that the matter had been taken up by the security operatives

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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.

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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