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Gunmen Open Fire On Worshippers In Jos


A group of Muslim worshippers in Bukuru, Jos south local government area of Plateau State has been attacked by unknown gunmen. Three persons were injured.

The incident was said to have occurred around 9:00pm Sunday night during Tarawi prayers, after the Muslims broke their fast.

The Secretary, Bukuru Elders Committee, Bala Baba Mohammed, who confirmed the incident, said the gunmen opened fire at a group of worshippers in a mosque, adding that “sometimes ago, a rocket launcher was shot at us from Gyel, then grenades were also thrown at us, there have also been persistent shootings from the community and we don’t know why they are attacking us”.

It was gathered that two of the victims of the attack, Lawal Muhammad and Bashir Iliyasu are presently receiving treatment at the Airforce hospital in Jos while the third victim has been discharged.

The Special Task Force (STF), Media and Information Officer, Captain Ikedichi Iweha confirmed the attack to DailyTrust on phone saying the situation was brought under control by the task force.