Some daredevil unknown gunmen have killed five worshippers and kidnapped 18 when they attacked a mosque during prayers in Zamfara state, police said Sunday.
It was gathered that the gunmen numbering about 100 on motorcycles opened fire on a Muslim faithfuls at Dutsen Gari village in Maru district as residents were observing prayers.
“The bandits killed five worshippers and kidnapped 18 others, including the imam,” state police spokesman Mohammed Shehu said.
The residents in an interview with AFP said more than 30 worshippers were abducted.
“The gunmen attacked the mosque (in Zamfara) while the imam was delivering the sermon and took away more than 30 people, including the imam, after shooting dead five worshippers,” one resident, Ibrahim Altine said.