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8 people killed in northern Nigerian mosque attack


At least eight people were killed and 16 others were hurt when a man attacked a mosque with a homemade bomb in northern Nigeria’s Kano state. The bomb caused a fire, according to the police.

The suspect, a 38-year-old person who lives in the area, admitted that he attacked the mosque in a village called Gadan in Kano because he was angry about an ongoing dispute with his family. This is according to a statement from the police spokesman Abdullahi Haruna on Wednesday.

Eight people who were hurt passed away in a hospital later, Haruna said in an interview with local Channels Television on Thursday. Four kids were hurt in the church, but we don’t know if any of them died.

The event made people in Kano, the biggest state in northern Nigeria, very scared. This area has had fights related to religion in the past, which have sometimes turned into violence.

The suspect went into the mosque with a homemade bomb and set it off, said local police chief Umar Sanda. “It’s not related to terrorism. ”

The TV station showed a mosque in Gadan village, Kano state, where the walls and furniture were burnt. The mosque is an important place for Muslims to pray.

Local news also said that the people at the mosque were trapped inside, so it was hard for them to get out.

“A few kids ran away from the fire, trying to stay safe. ” “We had to pour water to put the fire out,” said Hussaini Adamu, who lives here, to TVC.

The police blocked off the area while the injured people were taken to a hospital in the main city of the state.

“The argument was about sharing inheritance. The person who started the fight claims that the people he thought cheated him were in the mosque at the time. He did it there so that people could hear him,” according to the police.

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