Suspect Explains Why He Trapped Worshipers Inside A Mosque And Set It Ablaze

The attack, which occurred on Wednesday morning, May 15, 2024, left 24 persons with different degrees of burns.

The rescued victims were later rushed to the Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital in Kano, where they aere receiving treatment.

The State’s Police Command’s spokesperson, SP Haruna Kiyawa, said in a statement on Wednesday that Shafi’u willingly submitted himself to the Police after committing the act.

SP Kiyawa said the suspect said his action was purely in hostility following a prolonged family disagreement over the sharing of inheritance.

He added that Abubakar said those that he alleged to have cheated on him were in the mosque at that moment and he did that for his voice to be heard.

He said, “The principal suspect has been identified and arrested, he is Shafi’u Abubakar, aged 38 years, who said his action was purely in hostility following a prolonged family disagreement over sharing of inheritance of which those that he alleged to have cheated on him were in the mosque at that moment and he did that for his voice to be heard.”