Arrest Made in Connection to Kano Mosque Bombing with Petrol

Confirmation has been provided by the Kano State Police Command regarding the apprehension of the main suspect linked to the mosque explosion that took place early in the morning in Gadan village, located in Gezawa Local Government Area of the state.

The state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr Usaini Gumel, informed the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, on Wednesday about the arrest of a 38-year-old individual, Shafi’u Abubakar, who utilized a petrol bomb in the attack on the mosque.

According to him, the suspect admitted to carrying out the attack on the mosque due to an ongoing family dispute concerning the sharing of inheritance.

“On May 15, 2024, at approximately 5:20 am, authorities were alerted to an explosion at a mosque in Gadan Village during the early morning prayers, resulting in numerous injuries,” he mentioned.

“Without delay, a team of security personnel, including experts in Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Chemical Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear, EOD-CBRN, was dispatched to the location.

“Twenty-four individuals, comprising 20 men and four children, who sustained various injuries, were swiftly transported to Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital Kano for medical attention,” he added.

The CP stated that initial forensic examination pointed to the explosion being caused by a petrol bomb, and a thorough investigation was currently underway.

He mentioned that the police were actively pursuing their inquiries and would provide more information at the appropriate time.

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