Both of the Christian and Muslim residents in Kano, northern part of Nigerian city in which as a minimum one hundred and sixty citizens were killed brutally in one series of attack on this Friday, now have been begged to pay attention to a day for the prayer for those citizens. Special prayer gathering has already been held next to the palace of Emir of Kano. The prayer was to ask Allah for helping end all this kind violence. The Islamist militant team named Boko Haram told that this could carry out the attacks.
As a minimum twelve locally prepared explosive devices and materials have been uncovered by searching in the abandoned vehicles which were then in city. The doctors told that many bodies are continuously arriving in morgues in addition to the figure of the citizens killed in that series of the bombings plus shoot-outs also is devastatingly expected to go up. The BBC new’s reporter of this city Abdullahi Kaura Abubaker told that some of the people are also starting to start again normal activities within the city bar heavy and strict security presence stands there. On the other hand overnight curfew also was in place.
The main issue of the call for the prayers was to say “End this violence.” This was also issued by the two parties of the State government of Kano as well as Emirate council which is on the local radio station. In this call all the Muslims as well as non Muslims strongly were urged for gathering at their own places of the worship. One source says that approximately 200 citizens attended the central mosque of Kano, at the same time also local mosques of the city held prayers. This Keno city is actually one of the largest cities in mostly Muslim north portion but this has a large Christian community. Moreover, Boko Haram actually targeted the worshippers at more than a few churches on the Christmas Day as well as one faction also has urged the southerners, who mostly are Christian or else follow the traditional beliefs, in order to leave the northern part.
More than hundred people have taken off their own homes. There also have been some cases of the members of 2 communities strongly supporting one another. The president Goodluck Jonathan also visited the city Kano at Sunday for offering his condolences along with vowed to conquer the "terrorists".
- Written by Navid Iqbal
- Category: International