Three killed as gunmen attack mosque at Governor Kwankwaso’s family home

Rabiu Kwankwaso

The police also said three others were injured.

Gunmen, Tuesday, opened fire at worshippers inside a mosque located at the family home of the Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, killing three persons and injuring three others including children.

The spokesperson of the Kano Command of Nigerian Police Force, Magaji Majiya, who confirmed the incident to PREMIUM TIMES over the telephone, Wednesday, said the attack took place at the mosque in Kwankwaso Town of Madobi Local Government Area.

“On Monday at around 7:30 p.m., some unknown gunmen in unknown number opened fire sporadically at the Mosque while worshippers were observing the late evening prayer,” he said.

He also said three persons were killed and three others were injured, while security personnel in the area engaged the gunmen and repelled the attack before they could do more damage.

Mr. Majiya also said among the worshippers was the district head of the town who is also Governor Kwankwaso’s father.

The Police spokesperson said the 83-year-old monarch escaped unhurt.

Mr. Majiya said no one knows who the attackers were and their motive. He, however, said the command has already launched investigation into the incident with a view to unravelling the perpetrators.

Mr. Kwankwaso’s spokesperson, Baba Dantiye, also confirmed the attack. He said security agencies were handling the situation.

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