Kano: Police confirm 15 dead in petrol bomb explosion

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Kano CP, Mohammed Usaini Gumel

By Aminu Garko

Fifteen out of 24 victims injured in a petrol bomb explosion in a mosque in Gadan village, Gezawa Local Government Area of Kano state have succumbed to their injuries, the police have said.

A 38-year-old man, Shafi’u Abubakar, was arrested in connection with the incident.

Kano Commissioner of Police, Mr Usaini Gumel confirmed this in a telephone interview on Friday.

Gumel said that the incident occurred during dawn prayers at a mosque in Gadan Village, leaving 24 worshippers injured.

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He explained that fifteen of the victims; including 20 males and four children, succumbed to their injuries, while the remaining was currently receiving treatment at Murtala Mohammed Specialists Hospital, Kano.

The suspect, Shafi’u Abubakar, is currently in police custody.

The motive behind the attack was believed to be a family conflict over inheritance distribution.

The police are continuing with their investigation into the mayhem.


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