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Tinubu Commiserates With Victims Of Kano Mosque Attack, Directs Security Agencies To Bring Perpetrator To Book

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President Bola Tinubu commiserated with the families of victims of the attack that happened at a mosque at Larabar Abasawa in the Gezawa local government area of Kano State.

News About Nigeria had reported that the attack that happened on Wednesday was carried out by 38-year-old, Shafi’u Abubakar.

According to reports, the tragic attack led to the death of 15 persons leaving 13 others injured and hospitalised at the Murtala Muhammed Teaching Hospital in Kano state.

Upon arrest and interrogation, Abubakar confessed to security agencies that he set the mosque on fire due to an unsettled family dispute over inheritance as against speculations that it was a bomb attack by terrorists.

The Kano State Police Command had also revealed that preliminary investigation/forensic analysis showed that the explosion was caused by petrol, not a bomb blast.

Reacting to the tragedy, the President, in his condolence message, through a statement by his spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale sympathised with the Kano State government, the people of the state, and the families of the victims of Wednesday’s attack.

He lamented that the attacker could commit such evil against innocent citizens who gathered to pray at the mosque by 5:30 am.

Tinubu prayed for a quick recovery for the hospitalised and that the souls of the 15 persons who lost their lives rest in peace.

The President also directed the law enforcement agencies to ensure the diligent investigation and prosecution of the perpetrators of the heinous act.

He also noted that the Federal government is committed to ensuring that the perpetrators are brought to justice.

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