The deaths from today’s bombing of the Kano Central Mosque have reached at least 100, according to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
Officials of the agency also stated that they expected the death toll to rise as more than 150 people were critically injured in the attack.
A security source told SaharaReporters this evening that at least three bombs exploded outside of the crowded mosque a few minutes before the commencement of Friday’s J’umaat prayers, the main prayer of the Islamic faith.
The source then disclosed that the militants who had planted the explosives began to shoot as the Muslim faithful fled in panic. The shooting ended only after armed security agents arrived to engage the militants, killing at least six of them.
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