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Atiku Tasks Kano Govt To Investigate, Punish Perpetrator Of Mosque Attack

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Atiku Tasks Kano Govt To Investigate, Punish Perpetrator Of Mosque Attack

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has tasked the Kano State government to take steps and investigate the mosque explosion at Larabar Abasawa in the Gezawa Local Government Area of the state.

Atiku made this call in a statement via his verified X handle on Tuesday and also charged the state government to ensure that the perpetrator is brought to justice for such a heinous crime against innocent citizens.

News About Nigeria recalls that the mosque attack was carried out by a 38-year-old man, Shafi’u Abubakar, who was said to have used a petrol bomb to set the mosque on fire during the early morning prayers.

Reports from the Kano State Police Command confirmed that fifteen people lost their lives in the tragic incident.

While condemning the attack, Atiku prayed for the repose of the souls of the dead and for a quick recovery for those in the hospital.

Atiku stated, “I am deeply saddened by the horrendous arson involving 23 people who were burned alive while praying in a mosque at Larabar Abasawa in the Gezawa Local Government Area of Kano State. This horrific killing of trapped worshippers, and indeed of any other innocent citizens, has no place in our society.

“I share my condolences with families who lost loved ones to this criminal act. While wishing the surviving victims a quick recovery, it is hoped that available medical resources will be deployed in their care. May Allah accept the souls of the victims, forgive their sins, and grant them eternity according to their beliefs. I urge the Kano State government and other relevant authorities to investigate the incident and ensure that the perpetrator of this heinous crime is brought to book.”

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