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Bandits Attack Kaduna Mosque, Kill Worshippers

Suspected bandits have attacked worshippers in a Mosque at Saya-Saya village in Ikara Local Government Area of Kaduna State, killing seven people.

The marauders attacked the local mosque on Friday night while villagers performed the Isha’i prayers.

The head of the vigilante was reported to be among those killed.

“We suspected they traced him (vigilante boss) to the mosque to attack him. We were inside the mosque praying when they arrived and started shooting.

“Five persons were killed at the mosque, while a driver who brought food items to the village was also killed.

“The other person was killed at a nearby village”, the village head, Malam Abdulrahaman Yusuf said on Saturday.

The state police command confirmed the incident.

Spokesperson of the Command, ASP Mansur Hassan, said a Joint Task Force of security operatives have been mobilised to comb the nearby bushes and arrest the perpetrators.



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