By Ayomide Ajayi

At least 11 worshippers were killed and many more were injured after a man attacked a mosque in Nigeria’s northern Kano state.
A man allegedly sprayed the mosque with petrol and locked its doors before setting it on fire, trapping about 40 worshippers inside.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 people were attending morning prayers on Wednesday in Gezawa area of Kano state.Neighbors rushed to help those trapped inside after hearing the explosion.Rescue teams, including bomb experts from Kano, were immediately deployed in response to 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.

This attack is not believed to be an act of terrorism, but rather a family dispute that turned violent .