Sunday 8 December 2019

More than 100 killed in Nigeria mosque bomb blasts

Bomb detection security personnel inspect the wreckage of a car believed to be used in the Kano Central Mosque bombing
Bomb detection security personnel inspect the wreckage of a car believed to be used in the Kano Central Mosque bombing

More than 102 people were killed in an attack on the central mosque in the city of Kano in Nigeria.

A mortuary attendant said he counted over 102 dead bodies inside the mortuary on Friday after the multiple explosions at the mosque.

"I was asked to be counting those deposited and I counted over 102 dead bodies before I was asked to stop," he said.

The death toll is higher because more bodies were taken to another hospital.

Hundreds had gathered in the mosque on Friday to listen to a sermon in a region terrorised by Boko Haram.

After the blasts, hundreds of angry youths took to the streets to riot, throwing stones at security officials. Witnesses said smoke could be seen from a long distance away.

Sunday Independent

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