Tinubu mourns victims of Kano mosque fire incident

Kunle Sanni

President Bola Tinubu has extended his condolences to the Government and people of Kano State over the fire incident that led to the death of some worshippers at a mosque at Larabar Abasawa in Gezawa Local Government Area of the state.

The death toll from the attack risen to 11, the police and residents of the area have said.

Residents said they buried at least 11 victims of the attack, mostly aged persons.

The President in a statement issued by his spokesperson, Ajuri Ngelale on Tuesday condemned the act of arson, which led to this tragic development, and directs law enforcement agencies to ensure diligent investigation and prosecution of suspects.

“President Tinubu commiserates with the bereaved families, all those affected, and prays for quick recovery for the wounded.”

The police arrested Mr Abubakar immediately after the incident..

The state commissioner of police, Usaini Gumel, earlier told reporters that Mr Abubakar, 38, had told investigators that he targeted the worshippers over a family dispute over the sharing of an inheritance.

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