No fewer than 18 people were reportedly killed in the early hours of Monday as terror bandits invaded Maza-Kuka Community, Mashegu Local Government Area of Niger State, Northcentral Nigeria.
The terrorists also kidnapped no fewer than 13 people from the community.
Sources said that the bandits stormed the community on motorcycles in large numbers and went straight to the mosque while the victims were observing their early morning prayers and killed 18 people.
The source noted the attackers shot at the worshippers at closed range inside the mosque, leading to the death of them while many others were also injured.
“They came on motorcycles and went straight to the mosques and shot at worshippers,” One of the sources said.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the Niger State Command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, could not be reached while a text message sent to him was not replied to at the time of filing this report.
First published in Daily Trust