Emir of Kano Muhammed Sanusi II yesterday donated drugs worth N20 million for the treatment of hospitalised victims of Friday’s suicide bombing in the North’s largest city. No fewer than 150 were killed and over 100 injured when suicide bombers and gunmen believed to be on Boko Haram errands detonated bombs and shot people during the Jumat prayer at the Central Mosque. Former Head of State Gen. Muhammadu Buhari also visited the hospital yesterday. He described the attack as “extremely disgusting” and “heart wrenching”.
At the Murtala Muhammad Hospital, he said: “I think there is nothing we can do than to be vigilant wherever we are.” The former Head of State hoped that the law enforcement agencies will fully be complemented by the members of the society. Emir Sanusi II went round bed to bed to personally sympathise with the victims and share their pain and stories. He pledged the N20 million worth of drugs and enjoined people to continue to attend the mosque for their five daily and Jumat prayers. He said they should not relent on prayers for the end to insurgency and lasting peace.
“I hope people will not stop going to mosques, markets and other places of legitimate interactions,” the Emir said. The apex Islamic body in the North, Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), said all hands must be on deck to stop the persistent massacre of people, describing Nigeria as a theatre of needless blood. It raised suspicion that last Friday’s bombing of Kano Juma’at Mosque