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Worshippers injured as man sets Kano mosque on fire

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Some worshippers in Kano State have been injured after a resident identified as Shafiu Aminu set a mosque on fire at Laraba Abasawa in Gezawa Local Government Area of the State.

The unfortunate incident reportedly occurred in the morning of Wednesday.

Members of the community were observing the ‘Subh’ prayer when the arsonist attacked.

Speaking over the attack, a member of the community who doesn’t want to be quoted according to Dailytrust said, “the man used petrol and lit fire while the people, about 40 of them were praying. He locked the mosque after the fire.”

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

Meanwhile, over 28 worshippers who sustained serious injuries, have been rushed to Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital in Kano for medical attention.

The arsonist willingly submitted himself to the police after the incident, according to residents.

Kano State Police command is yet to react to the attack.

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