People gather at the site of an explosion at Sabon gari in Kano, Nigeria. Tuesday, July. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/ Muhammed Giginyu)
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Gunmen shouting "God is great" fired into worshippers at a mosque in the village of the powerful governor of northern Kano state, witnesses said Wednesday.Kwankwaso is 30 kilometers (20 miles) outside Kano, Nigeria's second largest city, and bears the same name as Gov. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.Kwankwaso was among five governors who abandoned Jonathan in November, followed by the defection of 37 legislators in December that lost Nigeria's governing party its majority in the House of Representatives.The political conflict comes as Nigeria confronts an Islamic uprising in three northeastern states that poses the greatest threat in decades to the security and cohesion of the country, Africa's most populous of more than 160 million people.
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