Catholic leader condemns bomb attack on Kano mosque

Pope Francis has condemned the bomb attack outside a mosque in Kano, calling it a sin against God.

Pope Francis has condemned the bomb attack that happened at a mosque in Kano on Friday, November 30.

At about 2 pm, a bomb went off outside a mosque in Kano just as Muslim faithful were observing their Firday Jumait prayers. Over 100 people have reportedly lost their lives in the bomb blast.

The pontiff on Sunday, November 30 condemned the deadly attacks calling it “extremely serious sin against God”.

As the incessant attacks and killing in the Northern part of Nigeria keep garnering worldwide attention, the French President, Francois Hollande, has also spoken about the recent bomb in Kano urging a united front against the “barbarism” of Boko Haram Islamists.

“In Nigeria, an attack that killed more than 120 people coming out of a mosque — that’s what a sect like Boko Haram is capable of, that’s why we still need to fight together, always fight against terrorism. We must unite against barbarism and against the risks posed by fundamentalism,” Hollande said during an annual gathering of French-speaking countries hosted this year by Senegal.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote seeks to raise an additional $1.1 billion to complete his refinery project by 2023

Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote seeks to raise an additional $1.1 billion to complete his refinery project by 2023

8 African countries where Rihanna plans to launch her luxury Fenty Beauty products

8 African countries where Rihanna plans to launch her luxury Fenty Beauty products

#AMVCA 2022: Best and worst dressed celebrities

#AMVCA 2022: Best and worst dressed celebrities

'Go back to your Third World country' - WNBA star Liz Cambage accused of igniting fight with Nigeria's D'Tigress

'Go back to your Third World country' - WNBA star Liz Cambage accused of igniting fight with Nigeria's D'Tigress

8 passive income ideas for African fashion designers

8 passive income ideas for African fashion designers

Ifuennada's N58M dress and the many lies celebrities tell [Pulse Editor's Opinion]

Ifuennada's N58M dress and the many lies celebrities tell [Pulse Editor's Opinion]

New Music Friday: Latest releases featuring Davido, Burna Boy, Asake, Zinoleesky, Rema and others

New Music Friday: Latest releases featuring Davido, Burna Boy, Asake, Zinoleesky, Rema and others

5 characters from 'Blood Sisters'  that got fans buzzing

5 characters from 'Blood Sisters' that got fans buzzing

I ran out of town when I was accused of sleeping with dogs - Cossy Orjiakor

I ran out of town when I was accused of sleeping with dogs - Cossy Orjiakor