Man sets Kano mosque on fire during prayers and locks worshippers inside to prevent them from escaping the blaze

Worshippers have been left injured after a man set a mosque on fire at Laraba Abasawa in Gezawa Local Government Area of Kano State. 


Members of the community were observing the ‘Subh’ prayer when the arsonist struck, DailyTrust reports.


 According to a member of the community who asked not to be named, “the man used petrol and lit fire while the people, about 40 of them were praying. He locked the mosque after the fire.” 


“It took time for people outside to get aware of the incident and rescue the victims who were struggling to break out.” 


At least 20 worshippers, who reportedly sustained serious injuries, have been rushed to Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital in Kano.


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