Mosque explosion in Kano State leaves 24 critically injured and suspect in custody

Kano State, Nigeria – A tragic early morning explosion in a mosque at Gadan Village, Gezawa, Kano State left at least 24 individuals critically injured on Wednesday. The incident occurred during the “Subhi Prayer,” as confirmed by the Public Relations Officer of the Kano Police Command, SP Abdullahi Haruna.

Upon receiving reports of the explosion, Commissioner of Police CP Mohammed Usaini Gumel swiftly deployed the command’s combined teams, including explosive experts and Crime-Scene Policemen to the site in Gadan Village. The teams, led by CSP Haruna Isma’il and CSP Haruna Iliya, cordoned off the area and transported the 24 victims, comprising 20 adult males and 4 male children, to the Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital in Kano for immediate medical attention.

Preliminary forensic analysis indicated a suspected petrol explosion as the cause of the devastating incident. The authorities have identified and apprehended the principal suspect, Shafi’u Abubakar, a 38-year-old individual who allegedly carried out the attack due to a long-standing family dispute over inheritance.

Abubakar confessed to the authorities that his actions were driven by hostility towards those whom he believed had wronged him in the inheritance dispute. He intentionally targeted individuals he accused of cheating him, who happened to be present in the mosque during the time of the explosion.

While Abubakar is currently in police custody, authorities have assured the public that a thorough investigation is underway. The details of the investigation will be disclosed to the public in due course, shedding light on the motives behind the tragic incident in Gadan Village.

As the community grapples with the aftermath of the mosque explosion, the authorities are working diligently to bring justice to the victims and ensure that such a horrific event does not occur again. The resilience and unity of the people affected by this tragedy will undoubtedly play a crucial role in the healing process and in preventing future acts of violence.