Mohamed, the murderous desert raider would have done the very same.
Hundreds feared dead as suicide bombers and gunmen storm mosque in northern Nigeria during Friday prayers
A crowd looks at the wreckage left after multiple bombings at Grand Mosque in Kano. At least 120 are feared dead and 270 injured after gunmen and suicide bombers attacked the mosque today during Friday prayers
- At least 120 believed dead and 270 injured after attack in the city of Kano
- Hundreds had gathered at Grand Mosque to hear sermon from chief Imam
- First bomb went off after man in car was stopped trying to enter building
- Analysts say attack bore hallmarks of Islamist militant group Boko Haram
- Local Emir last week called for people to arm themselves against radicals
At least 120 people are feared dead and 270 more injured after gunmen and suicide bombers attacked a mosque in northern Nigeria during Friday prayers this afternoon.
Witnesses reported three separate explosions and said the gunmen opened fire on worshippers in the assault at the Grand mosque in Kano, in the west African country’s second-largest city.
Nigerian Captain Ikechukwu Eze confirmed the blasts at the site where hundreds had gathered to listen to a sermon from the city’s chief imam and prayers were under way at 2pm local time.
Analysts said the attack bore the hallmarks of Islamist militant group Boko Haram. The local muslim leader the Emir of Kano had recently called for people to arm themselves against the extremists.
One eyewitness told the BBC’s Focus on Africa: ‘The imam was about to start prayer when he saw somebody in a car trying to force himself into the mosque.