Female suicide bomber hits mosque in Kano
A female suicide bomber Monday night blew herself up close to a mosque in Kano.
Witnesses say the bomber had attempted to go into the mosque, but was stopped.
The casualty figure in the incident is yet to be ascertained.
Monday night's bombing in Kano came 24 hours after a similar attack on a restaurant and a mosque in Jos, the Plateau State capital, left no fewer than 44 persons dead and 48 others injured.
Another attack on a church in Potiskum, Yobe state, also on Sunday, killed six people.
No fewer than 500 persons have been killed and scores wonder and maimed since the spate of bombings commenced on May 30, a day after President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in.
T he spokesperson for the Kano Police Command, Magaji Majiya, told reporters that the teenage bomber detonated the explosive at 9:30 p.m Monday after she was prevented from accessing the Umar Bin Khatab mosque along Zaria Road.
The incident happened just as faithful were dispersing after observing the late night (Tarawih) prayer, witnesses said.
“She was trying to cross over to the mosque, but she was stopped,” Mr. Majiya said. “She immediately detonated the bomb and died immediately.”
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