Police confirm 6 dead in Kano mosque fire attack

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Police confirm 6 dead in Kano mosque fire attack
The police command in Kano State on Wednesday confirmed six persons dead in a mosque fire attack at Gadan village in Gezawa Local Government Area of the state.
The Commissioner of Police, Mr Usaini Gumel, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in a telephone interview, that six out of the 24 victims of the fire attack died on Wednesday night.
NAN reports that the police arrested a 38-year-old man, Shafi’u Abubakar, in connection with the incident.
Gumel said the incident occurred during dawn prayers at a mosque in Gadan village, leaving 24 worshippers comprising 20 males and four children injured.
He said that six of the victims died while 18 others are currently receiving treatment at the Murtala Mohammed Specialists Hospital, Kano.
“The police is still investigating the circumstances that surround the incident,” he said.
Reliable sources, however, alleged that the suspect used petrol to ignite the fire which set  worshipers ablaze during dawn prayers.
The source said the suspect allegedly attacked the worshipers over sharing of inheritance.
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