Bomb explodes at Kano central mosque as people gather for friday jumat

It has just been brought to our notice
that a bomb has just exploded at the Kano Central
Juma’at Mosque. Casualty figure is still unknown.
Information reaching us confirmed that many are
feared dead after blast rocked the central mosque
were the Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi
II, usually leads prayers on Fridays. The source
however, said the Emir was not in the Mosque as at
the time of the blast.
The bomb blast occurred around 2.30pm, near the
Emir of Kano’s palace. Spokesman for the Joint Task
Force, Capt Ikechukwu Eze, confirmed the blast
A staff of the Emir’s Palace told Reuters that it was a
multiple explosion and he could not wait to take
account of casualties.
“After multiple explosions, they also opened fire. I
cannot tell you the level of casualties because we all
ran away.”
A police spokesman in Kano declined to make any
immediate comment. There was also no immediate
claim of responsibility, but suspicion is likely to fall
on Boko Haram, which has for five years waged a
campaign to revive a medieval Islamic caliphate
governed by sharia law.
Another reliable source told us, that though the
issue is a sensitive one, he witnessed police vehicles
evacuating the wounded from the scene. Casualty
figure remain unknown, unconfirmed report put it over
40 deaths.
More details shortly…

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