Gunmen attack mosque in Delta, many injured
Written by City Radio on December 2, 2022
Unidentified gunmen early Friday morning, attacked a mosque in Ughelli, Delta state, leaving 11 worshippers injured.
A resident who spoke to newsmen said the attack took place at about 6.47 am when some Muslim faithful were holding their morning prayers at the Central mosque, located along Okoroda street in Ughelli.
The resident who gave his name simply as Larry, said many residents were jolted from their sleep by gunshots followed by loud cries from people inside the mosque.
According to him, after the invaders left, many residents thronged to the mosque in their numbers to see what happened.
He said residents helped to evacuate injured worshippers, adding that those that survived the attack suffered severe injuries.
Larry said that some of the worshippers told residents that three of their fellow worshippers were taken away by the gunmen.
When contacted, the Delta police spokesperson, DSP Bright Edafe, confirmed the attack to said that only 11 worshippers were injured in the attack.
He, however, did not confirm the abduction of three worshippers.