Scores of people are feared dead in a bomb blast at Kano Central Mosque, near the Emir’s palace, witnesses and the spokesperson of the Military Joint Task Force in the state, Captain Ikechukwu Eze, have said.
Witnesses said the bomb went off as Muslims faithful prepared for Friday Prayers, causing serious pandemonium as people ran helter-skelter for dear lives.
The explosion, which went off at about 2 p.m. before the Imam of the mosque, Sani Zahradeen, started for the Friday sermon was said to have been followed by sporadic gunshots.
The number of dead is not yet known.
Already the police have cordoned off the entire area searching for explosive devices while the entire mosque has been deserted.
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