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

Rabiu Kwankwaso, Kano state governor

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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  • Ihsan

    Inalillah Allah ya tsare

  • Yahuza Sani Sagagi

    The defection of our governor to APC should not be used to turn Kano into a war Zone.

    It was court bombing in Rivers and now Majidadi’s attack.

    We’ll pray hard against these evil machinations.

    Allah ya isa.

  • Ette

    The snippers have started work in earnest. We must all rise to stop this madness.

  • Gbajumo44

    Let’s look inward before making unnecessary comments! BH at work!

  • Issei

    Does that mean the snipers have completed there training?We are in big trouble,So BABA is right that there is indeed snipers around.

    • Aisha Mahmud

      Baba has said it all snipers at work, we r in trouble. Starting frm d mosques.

  • Akpan Akpan

    “On Monday around 7.30 am, some unknown gunmen in an unknown number opened unknown fire sporadically at unknown mosque while unknown worshippers were observing unknown evening prayers”..3 unknown people were killed and another unknown 3 injured. ..”…..hmmmm…Killing of innocent people is a culture of the hausa / fulanis. Before GEJ came you people were killing…..now you are blaming GEJ for your culture of killing. One of my regrets is that I share this country with people who normally supposed to be animals. People without regards to human lives and you are talking about Presidency again. The 38years you have ruled “e never do una”. You need to creat another Aso Rock at the sokoto caliphate….Amalgamation is over..