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Six dead, 24 injured in Kano mosque explosion, say police

Six dead, 24 injured in Kano mosque explosion, say police %Post Title


The police command in Kano state says the death toll from the mosque explosion has risen to six.

The explosion on Wednesday morning at Gadan village in Gezawa LGA of the state.

Abdullahi Kiyawa, police spokesperson in Kano, said the explosion occurred at about 5:20am during morning prayers.

Kiyawa said the injured victims were 20 male adults and four children, adding that preliminary forensic analysis revealed a petrol explosion.

He also said one Shafi’u Abubakar has been arrested as the prime suspect behind the explosion.

Soon after the explosion, Umar Sanda, an assistant inspector-general of police (AIG) in charge of zone 1, said one victim was confirmed dead at the Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital.

Speaking with NAN on Thursday, Usaini Gumel, the state police spokesperson, said the death toll had risen.

Gumel said the suspect’s motive is linked to a family conflict. He added that investigation is ongoing.

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