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Nigeria’s Taliban invade mosque, kill Chief Imam, abduct others



Nigeria’s Taliban, operating under Boko Haram sect, terrorising the country have invaded a Mosque in Borno State, killing the Chief Imam and three other worshipers.

It was gathered that the incident occured on Friday during the Fajr prayers in the Ngulde community of Askira-Uba Local Government Area of the state.

The media was hinted that the Talibans, numbering about 20, stormed the worship center and opened fire on worshippers, leading to the death of three persons on the spot, while another victim who sustained injury died in a hospital.

The terrorists was said to have looted livestock and foodstuff and razed two vehicles belonging to members of the Ngulde community.

The Councilor representing Ngulde Ward, Hon Bilyaminu, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday, added that the attack claimed four lives, while properties worth millions of Naira were destroyed by the terrorists.

The Borno State Deputy Speaker, Abdullahi Askira also confirmed the incident to Daily Trust on Sunday.

The lawmaker, said the terrorists invaded the community and asked the whereabouts of the chairman of the local hunters/vigilantes who were their prime target.

He explained when the Talibans were not satisfied with the response, they went straight to the Mosque and opened fire on the worshippers.

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