Gunmen Attack Delta Mosque, Kidnap Three, Injure Eleven

Gunmen abducted at least three worshippers at a mosque in Ughelli, Delta State on Friday.

Reports say no less than 11 worshipers were injured during the attack.

According to a resident of the community who is a commercial driver, simply identified as Larry, the attack

Depiction of Gunman

Which occurred at about 6:45 am happened in the middle of prayers by the Muslim faithful.  

He said, “Many residents were jolted from their sleep by gunshots followed by loud cries from people inside the mosque.

 “People in my compound were so frightened that nobody could come out. We were only peeping through our windows. While the shooting lasted, we heard loud cries from some worshippers inside the mosque.”

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Larry added that after the departure of the invaders, residents assisted in taking the injured to the hospital.

He said, “The worshippers told residents that three of their fellow worshippers were taken away by the gunmen.”

The attack was confirmed by the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe,

Edafe who confirmed that 11 worshippers were injured, however, failed to name the number of people abducted.

He said, “I just called the DPO at Ughelli and he confirmed to me that 11 persons were injured in the attack at the mosque.

 “Police have commenced investigation into the incident to unravel the culprits. For now, no arrest has been made.”

Source: Punch

Obiajulu Joel Nwolu

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