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Gunmen kill 3 in Kano mosque attack

08 January 2014, 16:07

Kano - The Police Command in Kano on Wednesday confirmed that gunmen had killed three persons and injured 12 others in Kwankwaso village, Madobi Local Government Area of Kano State.

Some gunmen had on Tuesday night attacked a mosque in Kwankwaso, where the Diastrict Head of Madobi, Musa Sale-Kwankwaso, was attending the late evening prayers.

A statement issued in Kano by the command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Magaji Majiya, said the incident took place at about 7:30 p.m, when people were praying inside the mosque.

"The District Head of Madobi and father to the State Governor, Musa Sale Kwankwaso, who was also in the congregation, escaped unhurt.

"Although the attack was repelled by policemen who were in the congregation, three persons were killed and and 12 others sustained various degree of injuries," it said.

The statement said those injured had been taken to hospital where they were receiving medical attention.

"The identity, motive and target of the assailants is not yet established, but investigation has already commenced."

The command, therefore, called on members of the public to assist the police with any information that would lead to the arrest of the attackers.


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