May 20, 2024

A yet-to-be identified man has set a mosque on fire at Laraba Abasawa in Gezawa Local Government Area of Kano State.

The incident reportedly occurred in the early hours of Wednesday and left worshippers injured.

Members of the community were observing the ‘Subh’ prayer when the incident happened.

A member of the community, who asked not to be named, narrated that “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.”

At least 20 worshippers who sustained serious injuries have been rushed to Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital in Kano.

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