Terrorists martyred 16 worshippers and abducted many more from the mosque in Mashegu
Mashegu, Nigeria (PNB NEWS). Militants went on a killing spree, killing 16 people and kidnapping dozens, one of the eyewitnesses informed media on Friday.
In a contradictory statement, cops claimed 9 fatalities in a shooting and kidnapping tragedy at a mosque in Northern Nigeria.
Terrorists’ assault continued for several hours in Ba’are village in the Mashegu area of Niger state.
A gang of thugs appeared on bikes, shooting and robbing those worshipping at the mosque, govt source said.
Terrorist activities have been causing a security crisis in the country, that the government is scrambling to tackle since last year.
A significant investigation has begun to identify the terrorist group involved in the attack.
No terrorist gangs promptly claimed the responsibility for the lethal attack.