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BREAKING: Explosion Rocks Kano Central Mosque | Over 200 Killed, Scores Injured

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An explosion has occurred at the central mosque in Kano this afternoon, as worshipers were having their Friday Jumat service, Daily Times reports.

Many are feared dead.

We will bring you additional updates as they are revealed.

Update:

NAN reports that the police in Kano have confirmed the death of 35 persons in the three explosions at the Central Mosque in Kano metropolis on Friday.

The Deputy Commissioner of Police in Kano State, Sanusi Lemu, gave the figures when he briefed newsmen in Kano on Friday.

He said 150 persons sustained injuries in the three blasts “which occurred in different places around the vicinity of the mosque.’’

According to him, the incident happened when many people converged on the mosque for the Friday congregational prayers at about 2p.m.
He said security had been beefed up in the area while investigation had since commenced.

Lemu said the injured persons had been taken to hospitals for treatment while the corpses had been deposited at the morgue.

Lemu urged the people in the state to continue to be very vigilant and report any suspected persons to the security agencies for immediate action.
An eye witness told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) earlier that three persons suspected to be connected with the explosives were burnt to death.
“This was after one of the suspected suicide bombers detonated the bomb from the vehicle he was driving.’’

Meanwhile, security has been beefed up around the mosque close to the Emir’s Palace in the city.

Update:

CNN reports that the death toll resulting from the bombing has risen to over 100, and scores were injured.

The attack was carried out by suicide bombers who blew themselves up, and gunmen who sporadically shot at the Muslim congregation.

18 Comments

  1. Miss G

    November 28, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Explosion in a mosque, wao! Thought only Christians were being persecuted.

    • aradu

      November 28, 2014 at 3:41 pm

      May be u mean may God protect us from all evil + may the souls of the departed rest in peace & so also those injured should be healed in the name of Jeses. It doesn’t mean whch religion they belong to. I think that’s more human.

    • Idomagirl

      November 28, 2014 at 3:45 pm

      I’m guessing this is for those who say Boko Haram only kills Christians.

  2. ATL's finest

    November 28, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Dear God save my people & take the wheel. Nigerian innocent Citizens are perishing everyday for no reason.

  3. Idomagirl

    November 28, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    So na like this we go dey? Is there no end in sight?

  4. bamayi

    November 28, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    That was for sanusi ! … clearly… GEJ still wants u…. smh

    • benny

      November 28, 2014 at 4:31 pm

      And MIRACULOUSLY Sanusi didn’t make it to prayers today… ok then

    • Idomagirl

      November 28, 2014 at 9:16 pm

      The same Sanusi that declared a fatwa on them before this attack? You people should chill with the conspiracy theories biko…

  5. Akinwande

    November 28, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    Hmnnnnn…why is Nigeria toying with civil war again…..I pity we masses because merely all of them has Personal jet….

    .God help us in Nigeria oooooooo

  6. lynda

    November 28, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    President where are you. Nigerian citizens are finished! Are you gonna be silent until you will no longer have a country to govern? God where are you. We need your intervention. Foriegn countries come to nigeria Aid oh!

  7. deb

    November 28, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    Ok. I will like to analyse this Boko issue.
    1. It is prevalent in the north
    2. 75%of the attacks is targeted at Christians.
    3. 15% of the attacks is targeted at educational institutions.
    4. To erase suspicion against APC, there was an attack on buhari that failed.
    5. To erase suspicion against attack on Muslims, a major mosque was attacked&sanusi was absent( please note that if other prominent people who usually attend the mosque today were not present…………….). do the maths
    6. This. Aminu guy that was charged for the nyanya bombings has been released due to LACK OF DILIGENT PROSECUTION, haba, someone we had to extradite from sudan.
    7. Minister of interior, a northerner & muslim granted visa to an acclaimed terrorist who hasbeen banned from entering the UK&USA&the senate did not summon him for questions.
    8. Buhari has no political game that he had to do a photoshoot in a Niger -Delta attire( r u serious)

    9. GEJ is a good president but he is weak, he is not powerful, running the country like a local govt.

    If not for the giant economy,Nigeria would have been in total anarchy.

    Can Obasanjo please come back(@ least he is powerful&no 1 dares question his authority)

    • Idomagirl

      November 28, 2014 at 9:40 pm

      The amount of holes in this your ‘analysis’….

  8. Attorney Patryk Utulu

    November 28, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    Nigerian Jihadism has become a tragedy wrapped in a catastrophe. In other parts of the world it is fairly easy to know that religious fanatics want. Sometimes they have a political party such as the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Syria, Lebannon, etc. But in Nigeria they are on a campaign of indiscriminate mass murder. They have neither face nor the courage to even articulate what they want…except as their actions show, their desire to see the blood of innocent Nigerians spill endlessly. [Join us on Facebook “The Nigerian Presidency Project HQ]

  9. bb

    November 28, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    Jonathan, you and your wicked wife and cabinet members. God will blow up and damage your lives into pieces.

  10. Thatgidigirl

    November 28, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Father!!!! And our president is at a dinner trying to select which musician or actor would interview him for 2015 election.

  11. NNENNE

    November 29, 2014 at 3:50 am

    If Boko Haram is for Islamazation why are they bombing a mosque?

    This clearly shows that BH is all about power tussle. The north believes that they are born to rule Nigeria. If only they are rule well, we would have let them rule for ever. The truth is that they ruled Nigeria for 38 years and counting, even in the time of plenty (oil boom), with nothing to show for it…. No planning of any sort!!
    Since they believe that they must rule, the best thing they can do is raise their kids to be good rulers from day one, Am sure Nigerians won’t mind if all the presidents are from the North as long as they are doing a great job.

  12. tayo

    November 29, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    And where is papa condemn I guess he’s yet to condemn this as usual

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