BREAKING: Many Worshippers Injured As Man Sets Mosque On Fire During Prayers

BREAKING: Many Worshippers Injured As Man Sets Mosque On Fire During Prayers

  • A yet-to-be-identified man set ablaze a mosque during prayers at Laraba Abasawa in Gezawa local government Area of Kano state
  • It was gathered that no fewer have been left injured after the tragic incident, which occurred on Wednesday morning, May 15
  • The arsonist reportedly locked the door of the mosque after setting it ablaze, trapping worshippers inside

Kano state - No fewer than twenty worshippers have been left injured after a yet-to-be-identified man set a mosque on fire at Laraba Abasawa in Gezawa Local Government Area of Kano state.

It was gathered that the tragic incident occurred in the early hours of Wednesday, May 15 when the worshippers were gathered at the mosque for their daily prayers.

Tension as man sets Kano mosque on fire during prayers
The suspect locked the mosque after the fire. Note: Photo used only for illustration purposes Photo credit: RAJESH JANTILAL/AFP
Source: UGC

Man sets mosque on fire in Kano

As reported by Daily Trust, some members of the community were observing the ‘Subh’ prayer when the arsonist struck unexpectedly.

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A resident of the area said the arsonist locked the door of the mosque after setting it ablaze and trapped worshippers inside.

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“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.”

The fire incident prompted an urgent response from emergency services; twenty injured worshippers were rushed to Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital in Kano, Leadership reports.

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