Man who caused 8 persons’ deaths in Kano Mosque Over Inheritance Arrested


The man responsible for the deaths of eight persons, and injuries of 20 others at Larabar-Albasawa in Gezawa Local Government Area of Kano State has been arrested.

38-year-old Shafiu Abubakar acting on the belief that he was cheated on a family inheritance set a mosque on fire while worshippers were observing the early morning prayer at about 5.30am

It resulted in the aforementioned deaths and injuries.

The police said it has arrested the suspect and also shed light on the issue.

“What happened is not associated with any act of terrorism but rather, it was a skirmish that arose as a result of inheritance sharing.

“The suspect was said to be not satisfied with the distribution and was reacting to that. He is presently with us and is giving useful information. It is really unfortunate. He used a locally made bomb to commit the crime,” AIG Umar Mamman Sanda narrated when he led a delegation of security personnel, including the Commissioner of Police in the State and the Director DSS, on a visit to the victims at Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital.

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