BREAKING: Many injured as man burns down Kano mosque during prayers

No fewer than 20 worshippers at a popular mosque in Laraba Abasawa area of Gezawa Local Government Area, Kano State, have sustained various degrees of injuries following an early morning attack on Wednesday, May 15.

Eyewitnesses say the suspect, who was yet to be identified as at the time of writing this report, poured petrol and lit fire on the mosque.

It was gathered that about 40 worshippers were in the mosque as at the time of the incident.

According to an eyewitness who craved anonymity, the incident caused tension in the area on Wednesday morning.

“the man used petrol and lit fire while the people, about 40 of them were praying. He locked the mosque after the fire,” he said.

“It took time for people outside to get aware of the incident and rescue the victims who were struggling to break out.”

The worshippers, who reportedly sustained serious injuries, have been rushed to Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital in Kano.

The Kano State Police Command is yet to comment on the attack as at press time.

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