Many feared dead as bandits open fire on Muslims inside mosque in Niger state
Many persons are feared dead and others injured after suspected bandits attacked a mosque in Ba’are village, Mashegu Local Government Area of Niger State.
The assailants reportedly struck when villagers were performing their early morning prayers.
The Niger state Commissioner of Police, Monday Bala Kuryas, who confirmed the incident said no fewer than 9 people were killed in the attack.
CP Kuryas said; “Niger state police command has already drafted security personnel to the affected area to further safeguard lives and properties in that community.”
He stressed that security agencies would continue to discharge their responsibility of protecting lives and properties of Nigerlites and Nigerians while calling for credible intelligence from the public.
WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that the attack is coming less than two months after bandits gunned down 18 worshippers from a mosque in the same local government.