Saturday, 29 November 2014

Kano Central Mosque Bombings Update: Over 120 died, 270 injured in Kano Mosque bomb explosions (Photos)

No fewer than 120 died and 270 were injured on Friday as the violent Boko Haram sect bombed the 10,000 capacity Kano Central Mosque where the Emir, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, usually leads prayers.

About 10 gunmen went on a shooting spree after the blast at the mosque, which is close to the Emir of Kano’s palace. A rescue official, who spoke with AFP, put casualty figures at almost 400, adding that 120 were killed and 270 seriously injured in the three explosions that rocked the mosque.

A local reporter who resides in Kano, Chijjani Usman, told Reuters: “The attackers have bombed the mosque. I saw people screaming.”

One eyewitness, who spoke with the BBC’s Focus on Africa, said, “The imam was about to start prayer when he saw somebody in a car trying to force himself into the mosque. But when people stopped him, he detonated the explosions. People started running helter-skelter.”

Another worshipper, Aminu Abdullahi, who also spoke to AFP, said, “Two bombs exploded, one after the other, in the premises of the Grand Mosque seconds after the prayers had started.”

“A third one went off in a nearby road close to the Qadiriyya Sufi order. The blasts were followed by gunshots by the police to scare off potential attacks.”

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Anybody who condemn Boko Haram, they always try to kill him. Just few weeks after Emir Sanusi urge the people to defend themselves against Boko Haram, they decided to strike in Kano.,Hmm Nah Wah oooo