Kano mosque bombing demise toll hits 21

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The demise toll within the May 15 bombing of a mosque at Gadan village, Gezawa Local Government Area of Kano State, has risen to 21.

The PUNCH learnt on Thursday that 4 extra victims of the incident had died, elevating the determine to 21 from the 17 reported final week Tuesday, May 21.

A complete of 25 early-morning worshippers had been injured within the mosque bombing assault. While one individual died on the date of the incident, 20 have died on the Muhammed Specialists Hospital, Kano, the place that they had been receiving therapy, leaving solely 4 surviving.

The Chairman of Friends of the Hospital, Alhaji Bature AbdulAziz, revealed the newest improvement on Thursday, when he led some members of the Kano Business Community on a sympathy go to to the 4 remaining victims of the assault on the hospital.

A 38-year-old man, Shafi’u Abubakar, had attacked the mosque with a locally-fabricated bomb,  injuring many.

 ”We have up to now misplaced 21 individuals and we’re left with solely 4 different sufferers within the hospital,” AbdulAziz disclosed.

He counseled the administration of the hospital, for taking good medical care of the victims.

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Abdul’Aziz, who can be the National President of the Patriotic Elders Forum, additionally counseled the Deputy President of the Senate, Barau Jibrin, the spouse of the Presient, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, Kano State Government, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, and lots of others, for his or her donations to the victims.

He additionally thanked the Kano Business Community for donating N80,000 to every of the victims and in addition giving N20,000 to so many different sufferers at the moment on admission on the hospital.

The Kano State Governor, Abba Yusuf, had ordered the prosecution of the bombing mastermind earlier than the Shariah Court, vowing that he wouldn’t hesitate to signal the demise warrant if the suspect is convicted and sentenced to demise.

According to the police, the suspect defined that “his action was purely in hostility, following a prolonged family disagreement over the sharing of inheritance of which those that he alleged to have cheated on him were in the mosque at that moment and he did that for his voice to be heard.”

On Tuesday, May 21, the suspect was taken earlier than an Upper Shari’a Court sitting in Rijiyar Zaki, Kano,  the place he was arraigned on three counts bordering on “grievous hurt and culpable homicide”.

The Kano State Attorney General and  Commissioner for Justice, Haruna Dederi, who appeared because the prosecution counsel, instructed the courtroom that the defendant that at about 5:15 am on May 15, 2024, the defendant used petrol to set a mosque at Gadan Village on fireplace throughout subhi (daybreak) prayer.



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