No fewer than 18 persons were reportedly killed in the early hours on Monday as armed bandits invaded Maza-Kuka Community, Mashegu Local Government areal of Niger State.
Sources told our correspondent that armed men in large numbers, stormed the community on motorcycles, and went straight to the mosque while the victims were observing their early morning prayers and killed 18 persons.
Sources who spoke in confidence said the attackers shot at the worshippers at closed range in the mosque leading to the death of 18 persons 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.
No fewer than 13 people were also kidnapped.
When contacted, the Niger state command of Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Wasiu Abiodun could not be reached while a text message sent to him was not replied as at the time of filing this report.