2 Dead as Gunmen Open Fire on Worshippers in Mosque

At least two people were killed when gunmen attacked two mosques in Biu, Borno State between Monday evening and Tuesday morning. According to a resident, “Two gunmen joined our Mosque for the early morning prayers and shot a worshiper at close range. He died on the spot… Two hours after the incident, a local Islamic cleric was trailed to another mosque by separate gunmen, who opened fire on the worshippers.

“The worshippers had to run for safety. But the cleric was shot dead before men of Joint Task Force, code-named Operation Flush II arrived at the scene and condoned off the area to prevent further attacks and killings.”

Spokesman of Borno State Police Command, Mr. Gideon Jibrin, have confirmed the incidents according to him, the attacks and killings, occurred Monday night and in the early hours of Tuesday, when the police headquarters received reports from the Biu Police Area Commander, indicating that two persons, including an Islamic cleric, were killed by unknown gunmen, suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect.

He also pointed out that no arrests had been made, urging residents to continue to cooperate with JTF and police, by providing information on the hideouts of criminals, who are terrorising innocent citizens, including soldiers and policemen in the state.