How Arsonist set worshippers on fire in Kano mosque – Police 

The Kano state Police Command has confirmed the arrest of a 38 year old Shafi’u Abubakar suspected to have set a mosque in Gadan Village of Gezawa local government ablaze, where 24 people sustained various degrees of injuries while observing their Subhi prayers.

A press release signed by the Police Public Relations Officer in Kano, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, said the suspect carried out the arson in response to the prolonged delay in the sharing of his family’s inheritance.

Answering questions in police custody, the suspect said his action was targeted at some people he accused of attempt to rip him off of his inheritance.

Speaking to journalists Wednesday morning, the village head, Abdul’aziz Yahaya said they initially thought the fire was caused by explosives before an investigation by the explosives and ordinance unit of the police force ruled that out. 

Also, AIG Umar Mamman Sanda disclosed when he led a delegation of security personnel to the Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital, Kano.

The Commissioner of Police in the state and the director of the Department of State Services (DSS) were part of the delegation that visited the hospital where the injured are being treated.

“What happened is not associated with any act of terrorism, but rather, it was a skirmish that arose as a result of inheritance distribution.

“The suspect was said not to be satisfied with the distribution and was reacting to that. He is presently with us and he is giving useful information.”

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