20 killed as gunmen open fire at a mosque in Niger state


No fewer than 20 persons have been confirmed dead after unknown gunmen
opened fire while they were praying at a mosque in Etogi community in
Mokwa LGA of Niger State yesterday May 14th.

According to residents of the community, the attack is suspected to be a
reprisal one after a herdsman was recently killed during a land dispute
between Fulani youths and members of the community.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the Niger state police
command, DSP Bala Elkana, said four persons have been arrested in
connection with the attack. He added that some women and children who
were injured during the attack are currently receiving treatment at the
state general hospital.

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