The Police in Kano on Wednesday confirmed that gunmen killed three persons and injured 12 others in Kwankwaso village, Madobi Local Government Area of Kano State.
Some gunmen had on Tuesday night attacked a mosque in Kwankwaso, where the district head of Madobi, Musa Sale-Kwankwaso, was attending the late evening prayers.
A statement issued in Kano by the state police public relations officer, Magaji Majiya, an assistant superintendent of police, said the incident took place at about 7:30 p.m, when people were praying inside the mosque.
“The District Head of Madobi and father to the state governor, Alhaji Musa Sale Kwankwaso, who was also in the congregation, escaped unhurt. Although the attack was repelled by policemen who were in the congregation, three persons were killed and 12 others sustained various degree of injuries,’’ it said.
The statement said those injured had been taken to hospital where they were receiving medical attention.
“The identity, motive and target of the assailants is not yet established, but investigation has already commenced,” the police spokesman said.