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18 Worshippers killed As Gunmen Attack A Mosque In Niger State

No fewer than 18 worshippers were Killed as gunmen attack a mosque in Maza-Kuka village in Mashegu local government area of Niger State.

The men who were well armed invaded the village in large numbers and attacked the villagers, who were performing their early morning prayers, reports says.

The atyack was confirmed in a statement by the secretary to the Niger State government, Ahmed Ibrahim-Matane.

According to him, 16 people were killed in the mosque while one other was killed at Kaboji village by the gunmen, adding that the State Government has sent a team of military personnel to the forest to fish out bandits hiding there.

The chairman of Mashegu local government area, Alhassan Isa Maza-Kuka, also confirmed the incident, describing it as very devastating one.

He said the attack was uncalled for especially as the people were in the mosque for prayers, stating that one of the injured people was in a critical condition and has been referred to the Minna General Hospital for medical attention.

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