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    At least 11 worshippers have been killed and dozens others injured after a man attacked a mosque in Nigeria‘s northern Kano state, police say.

    A man allegedly sprayed the mosque with petrol and locked its doors before setting it on fire, trapping about 40 worshippers, they said.

    The attack was triggered by a family dispute over the sharing of inheritance.

    Police say they have arrested a 38-year-old suspect.

    The incident happened when worshippers were attending morning prayers on Wednesday in Gezawa area of Kano state.

    Residents said flames engulfed the mosque after the attack with worshippers heard wailing as they struggled to open the locked doors.

    After hearing the explosion, neighbours rushed to help the trapped worshippers, local media reported.

    Rescue teams including bomb experts from Kano were immediately deployed in response to the attack, a police statement said.

    Police later confirmed that a bomb was not used in the attack.

    The Fire Service in Kano said they were not called immediately the fire started, adding that they could have brought the situation under control much faster.

    Police said the suspect confessed that his actions were part of a dispute over inheritance, claiming he was targeting some family members who were inside the mosque.

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    Source – BBC AFRICA



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