Gunmen have killed a district head, Alhaji Abdulkadir Maisamari during Ishai prayers on Monday night after invading a Mosque at Maisamari town in Sardauna Local Government Area of Taraba State.
The gunmen reportedly opened fire immediately they stormed the mosque.
Residents were said to have confronted the gunmen, forcing them to flee into a mountain close to the town.
According to Daily Trust, a resident identified as Musa Sale, said that some courageous persons confronted the gunmen who forcefully fled.
He said nobody was abducted, and the District head had been buried in accordance with Islamic rites.
The Maisamari incident brings to three the mosques that have been attacked in Taraba state in recent weeks.
The State Police Spokesperson, DSP Usman Abdullahi, confirmed the incident but did not give details.
WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that three persons were killed by bandits who attacked a mosque while worshippers were breaking their fast on Tuesday April 5 at Baba Juli village in Bali Local Government Area of Taraba State.