The Story of a Witness When Congregants of Fajr Prayers were Shot in Nigeria
Fajr Prayers were Shot in Nigeria
At least 18 worshipers were killed on Monday when gunmen attacked a mosque in northern Nigeria during dawn prayers, leaving several others injured. The incident took place in Mazakuka Village in the local government area of Mashegu in Niger state.
Ummatimes - Gunmen stormed the village and went straight to the mosque and attacked them while the victims were praying. Adnan Tukur, a resident of the area, said the attackers fired sporadically into the air before shooting worshipers at close range.
While others fled with injuries. Gunmen came to the village in motorbike convoys to carry out the attack. "We were unconscious, still confused and shocked by the attack," said Tukur.
"So far, we have counted 17 to 18 bodies," he said.
Niger Police Commissioner Monday Kuryas, who confirmed the development, said seven other worshipers were also kidnapped from the mosque.
He urged members of the public to help the security forces with information in order to catch the perpetrators. "We are ready to fight against all forms of criminal elements as long as a good citizen will provide credible information," he explained.