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Kano Mosque Attack: Death Toll Now 15

Lucky Obukohwo, Reporting

The Police Command in Kano State has revealed that the death toll in a mosque attack in Gadan village in Gezawa Local Government Area of the state has risen to 15 persons.

Recall that there were reports on Wednesday, that a man allegedly sprayed the mosque with petrol, locked its doors and set it on fire, trapping about 40 worshippers.

The suspect, Shafi’u Abubakar, 38 is currently in police custody.

Recall also that it was reported that the motive behind the attack was believed to be a family conflict over the sharing of family inheritance. The commissioner said that the police are continuing with their investigation into the attack.

The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Usaini Gumel, told newsmen that so far 15 out of the 24 victims of the incident had died.

Initial reports said one worshipper had died from the attack but the death toll later rose after more victims died receiving treatment at the Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital in Kano.

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

He said the injured victims were currently receiving treatment at the Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital, Kano.



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