KANO BLAST: 75-Year-Old Survivor Narrates His Horrible Experience

Published 4 years ago by: Mister Jay Wonder
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A 75-year-old sur­vivor of the No­vember 28 mul­tiple bomb explosions in Kano, Alhaji Mo­hammed Isa Tiga, yes­terday gave a blood­chilling account of the attack that rocked the city’s Central Mosque, saying he survived by Allah’s grace.

Speaking to Sunday Sun at the Accident and Emergency Unit of the Abdullahi Wase Specialist (Nassarawa) Hospital, the frail-looking man recount­ed that those responsible for the blasts came in a Toyota Sienna space wag­on just as the Jumat prayers were about to start.

He recalled seeing three of them, adding that while two sat at the back of the vehicle, only one was seat­ed at the front.

According to him, as soon as they arrived, they stepped out of the car like normal worshippers and looked every bit like wor­shippers until they began to op­erate.

“I was close by. I saw the three of them alight from the car. A few min­utes after they walked away from the vehicle, the bombs ex­ploded,” he said.

He recalled that confusion ensued. “As peo­ple tried to run away, the young men pulled out their guns and were shooting at those struggling to escape from the blast.” Isa Tiga suf­fered injuries in the confu­sion, stressing that his sur­vival was a miracle.

He could not say what eventually happened to the three men.

The son of the victim, Alhaji Ali Mohammed Gwagwaso, who resides inside Municipal Area and other family members were at the entrance of the hospital ward, playing host to sympathizers. They ex­pressed gratitude to Allah for the life of their father.

Meanwhile, Kano State Governor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso has commis­erated with relatives of the bomb blasts victims, while praying for the repose of the dead victims’ souls.

Kwankwaso spoke after he paid a sympathy visit to the victims at the Murtala Mohammed Specialists Hospital, Kano.

He also visited the Kano Central Mosque, inside the old city, where the incident occurred.

The governor, who re­turned yesterday from a political trip to Nasarawa State confirmed that a total of 100 worshipers died in the bomb explosions, add­ing that from the report he received, 135 persons were injured.

The governor’s figure contradicted that of the Po­lice, which put the figure of those killed at 35.

Kwankwaso implored the Federal Government to make peace with all Ni­gerians as a means of ad­dressing the bloodletting, while appealing to strik­ing members of the Joint Health Workers Union to return to work in view of the magnitude of the medi­cal challenge thrown up by the bomb blast.

Meanwhile, the Joint Health Sector has suspend­ed its industrial action in Kano State because of the tragedy.

Secretary of the Joint Health Workers’ Union in the state, Kabiru Ado Mini­jibir told Sunday Sun that the state executive of the union held an emergency meeting last Friday, where the decision to suspend the action was reached. They had since communicated the decision to the national body, which gave its con­sent to the suspension of the industrial action.

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ellagabs at 07:56 AM, 30/11/2014 (4 years ago)
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ok, rip wah ya sow
allenspike at 08:05 AM, 30/11/2014 (4 years ago)
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Muslims killing Muslims. Ok
Ennyolalekan at 08:07 AM, 30/11/2014 (4 years ago)
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RIP 2 d dead ones
morgrawl231 at 08:29 AM, 30/11/2014 (4 years ago)
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RIP oooo,,,,,chaiiiiii!
marhowarri at 09:47 AM, 30/11/2014 (4 years ago)
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Not all muslim are terrorist but all terrorist are muslim
beneno at 10:06 AM, 30/11/2014 (4 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
fdkenny at 10:17 AM, 30/11/2014 (4 years ago)
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We are yet to know who the real  bokoharam's are..... May be dey are christian or muslim or this is a political war...
poss4love at 10:18 AM, 30/11/2014 (4 years ago)
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R I P to the dead,  but the seed the Northern Muslim leaders. Sow is manifesting in their doormain,  I just feel sorry for the common people among them.
proly at 10:50 AM, 30/11/2014 (4 years ago)
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Rıp 2 d dead nd tnK GOD 4 savıng ur soul....
Abubu86 at 12:31 PM, 30/11/2014 (4 years ago)
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Thank God 4 ur life. May d deceased rest in Jannatul Firdausi
Larry28 at 04:22 PM, 30/11/2014 (4 years ago)
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Thank God for ur life
ajanni at 10:56 PM, 30/11/2014 (4 years ago)
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 Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Lips Sealed
rizzotti at 11:07 PM, 30/11/2014 (4 years ago)
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 Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad
ajanni at 11:23 PM, 30/11/2014 (4 years ago)
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
Jassboy1 at 11:29 PM, 30/11/2014 (4 years ago)
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na wa o....may God see us tru
dennis_005 at 12:39 AM, 1/12/2014 (4 years ago)
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Quote from: femjay on 10:01 AM, 30/11/2014
Tank God!
may God forgive you
elchymo at 02:19 AM, 1/12/2014 (4 years ago)
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Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
HRHprince at 07:19 AM, 1/12/2014 (4 years ago)
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Very simple mathematics here. Targeted Sanusi against the election next year to make possible passage way.
This is not PDP alternate BH that wanted to attack Buhari in Kaduna.
Nicksam at 09:29 AM, 1/12/2014 (4 years ago)
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