New Generation Africa: understands that Armed robbers opened fire on a group of people as they left prayers at a mosque in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna on Sunday, killing about 20, a military spokesman said. However this version of event from the military is being challenged by some residents who believe is a revenge attack?
A resident reported that the gunmen were disguised in police uniforms as they stormed the mosque in the village of Dogon Dawa just before sunrise, shooting both those still worshiping within the building as well as some outside.
“It is a clear case of armed robbery” Lieutenant Colonel Sani Usman told AFP, confirming the shooting. “The last time I spoke with my (contact) in the area, he said it was 20 people dead.” Religiously divided Kaduna has seen waves of sectarian violence in recent months.
Muslim groups also formed mobs and killed several Christians. Usman however told AFP that the latest attack was linked to a running feud between a group of “bandits” and a vigilante group in Dogon Dawa.
The thieves had tried to rob some residents earlier in the week but were repelled, he said, adding that the robbers returned to the village on Sunday and carried out what he termed a “revenge” attack.
Asked about a potential religious element in the shootings, he said only that “the victims were coming from prayers” at the mosque.
Follow us on twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/Newgenafrica
Join our Blog: http://www.newgenerationafrica.com
WE ARE PROUD TO BE UNIQUELY AFRICAN! UNIQUELY NEW GENERATION!!
Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world ..... Albert Einstein