No fewer than 64 persons were killed and 126 injured in the bomb explosions that rocked Kano Central Mosque on Friday afternoon.
“Two bombs exploded, one after the other, in the premises of the Grand Mosque seconds after the prayers had started,” a worshipper, Aminu Abdullahi told AFP after the incident.
The mosque is attached to Emir of Kano’s palace.
The incident is coming a week after the Emir, Lamido Sanusi, urged worshippers to take up arms against the Boko Haram sect, which is responsible for the death of several lives in the north east region of Nigeria.
A rescue official told AFP in Kano on Friday that the casualty figures could “climb”.