SHOCKING DEVELOPMENT: Arsonist targets Kano mosque during morning prayer

An unidentified man has set a mosque ablaze in Laraba Abasawa, located in Gezawa Local Government Area of Kano State. The incident, which transpired during the early hours of Wednesday, resulted in injuries to worshippers present.

As per reports from Daily Trust, the congregation was in the midst of the ‘Subh’ prayer when the tragic event unfolded.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, a community member disclosed, “The individual doused the mosque with petrol and ignited a fire while around 40 worshippers were in the midst of their prayers. Subsequently, he locked the mosque doors after starting the blaze.”

It took a substantial amount of time for bystanders to become aware of the situation and come to the aid of those trapped within, struggling to escape the inferno.

Approximately 20 worshippers who suffered severe injuries have been promptly taken to the Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital in Kano for medical attention.

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