Emir Sanusi Returns from Saudi Arabia, Leads Prayers at Site of Bombed Kano Mosque
The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi, cut short his lesser hajj trip to Saudi Arabia and returned to Kano on Friday.
In a symbolic act of defiance, the to lead the Maghrib evening prayers on Saturday at the bombed mosque.
He had on Friday driven straight to the scene of the incident where he ordered an immediate clean-up and rehabilitation of the affected areas of the mosque. He also visited the scene of the bomb blast and the hospitals where victims were being treated.
“From all indications, they (attackers) have been planning this for at least two months,” Associated Press (AP) quoted Sanusi as saying, but gave no details .
“I have directed that the mosque be washed and cleaned and prayers should continue here,” he said and vowed: “We will never be intimidated into abandoning our religion, which is the intention of the attackers.”
He had in an earlier statement said Nigerian Muslims will not be intimidated into abandoning Islam following the coordinated bomb and gun attacks on the Kano central mosque that left at least 130 people dead.
“We will never be intimidated into abandoning our religion, which is the intention of the attackers,” the emir was quoted to have said during a 20-minute-visit to the mosque, which adjoins his palace. This was shortly after his return to the country.
Do not hesitate to leave your opinion in the comment section below.
To contact Abusidiqu.com for Article Submission and Advertisement or General inquiry, send a mail to email@example.com