August 3rd, 2012
A Muslim religious leader in Potiskum, the Emir of Fika narrowly escaped a suicide attack on Friday. The orderly of the Emir, Dr. Muhammadu Idrissa, was reportedly blown with his hand ripped off in the attack along with the Suicide bomber.
This is the second similar attack on Muslim leaders in northern Nigeria, post Friday prayers in recent weeks. Friday prayer attacks have become as rampant as Church bombings were.
Last week, in Kano, an attack after Friday prayers left several officers dead, as well as the Boko Haram armed terrorists. See: Nigeria: Eight Killed as Suspected Boko Haram Gunmen Attack Mosque in Kano During Ramadan Prayers
And on June 13th, Boko Haram terrorist youth almost took the life of the Emir of Borno, and the state deputy Governor in a Friday Jummah attack. Boko Killed Brother, Now Try To Kill Shehu of Borno, Dep Gov. After Friday Prayers: 5 Die; it will be recalled that Boko killed the Emir’s youngest brother a year earlier.
The Emir of Fika, Mohammed Abali Ibn Idrissa, doubles as the Chairman of the Yobe State Council of Chiefs.
Img: Kano mosque after Ramadan