Mosque Explosion Leaves 24 Injured in Nigeria’s Kano State

Abuja, Nigeria – In a shocking turn of events early Wednesday morning, at least 24 worshippers, including four children, were injured in an attack on a mosque in Kano state, northern Nigeria. The police revealed that the incident, which led to an explosion, was carried out by a 38-year-old resident of the area who admitted to acting out of hostility due to a longstanding family disagreement.

The suspect targeted the mosque in Kano’s remote Gadan village, causing panic in the largest state in northern Nigeria. While religion-related unrest has been known to occur sporadically in the region, this attack has raised concerns about the safety of worshippers in the area.

Preliminary forensic analysis points to a gasoline explosion as the cause of the incident, prompting a thorough investigation by the authorities. As the police cordon off the scene, the injured individuals have been rushed to a hospital in the state capital for urgent medical attention.

According to reports from The Daily Trust newspaper, the worshippers were trapped inside the mosque during the attack, adding to the difficulty of escaping the explosion. This tragic event sheds light on the escalating tensions stemming from the unresolved family dispute that the suspect had been embroiled in.

The police statement revealed that the suspect targeted individuals he accused of cheating him out of his rightful inheritance, making this act a desperate attempt to be heard. This violent outburst underscores the importance of addressing family disputes in a peaceful manner to prevent such tragic incidents from occurring in the future.

Authorities are urging the community to remain calm as they conduct a thorough investigation into the motives behind the attack and work to ensure the safety of worshippers in the area. As the injured victims receive medical treatment, the local residents are left grappling with the aftermath of this senseless act of violence.