Blast rocks Katsina mosque

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Explosion rocked a mosque at Yartabki village near the headquarters of Funtua local government in Katsina State on Tuesday.

The state’s police public relations officer, Aminu Saqiq, confirmed the incident to the New Agency of Nigeria.

But said no one was injured in the incident.

The police spokesman said a suspect had been arrested, disclosing that two mobile cell phones and remnants of the explosives were also recovered.

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He added that the recovered items were being ascertained by experts.

The worshippers, who were reportedly scared after spotting a black polythene bag inside the mosque, informed the police, but the explosives detonated before the arrival of the security team.

According to NAN, the paint on the wall and carpets of the mosque got burnt.

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