The Chief Imam and three other worshippers were killed in an attack on a mosque in Borno State by suspected Boko Haram terrorists.
It was revealed that the terrorists had also kidnapped other worshippers.
In the neighborhood of Ngulde, the incident happened on Friday during Fajr prayers. The neighborhood is located in the state’s Askira-Uba Local Government Area.
The attackers, who were reportedly numbering around 20, stormed the mosque and started shooting at worshippers, according to Daily Post.
One person was injured but later passed away in a hospital, while three of the congregation members died instantly at the site.
In addition, it was claimed that the terrorists stole food and cattle before setting fire to two community members’ vehicles.
The Councillor representing Ngulde Ward, Bilyaminu, confirmed the event in a statement on Sunday, saying the incident “claimed four (4) lives and left many with casualties, while properties and businesses worth millions of naira were also destroyed and carted away by the insurgents”.
Similarly, Abdullahi Askira, the Deputy Speaker of Borno State, confirmed the incident.
Askira said the terrorists broke into the neighbourhood and inquired about the whereabouts of the chairman of the local hunters/vigilantes, who was said to be their primary target.
He said when the terrorists were dissatisfied with the reaction they got, they went straight to the mosque and shot at congregants.