Terrorists have attacked a mosque in Borno State, killing the Chief Imam of Gima and three other worshipers.
The attack, which occurred on Friday, also left many people injured as the terrorists invaded Ngulde community of Askira-Uba Local Government Area of the state.
It was gathered that the terrorists, numbering about 20, launched the attack early in the morning on Friday by opening fire on worshippers who had finished their Fajir prayers at the mosque.
The terrorists also looted livestock and foodstuff and set ablaze two vehicles in Ngulde community, which is located close to Sambisa forest.
The attack was reported yesterday by the councillor representing Ngulde Ward, Hon Bilyaminu Umar.
Umar said, “I, Hon Bilyaminu Umar, Councilor representing Ngulde ward in Askira-Uba local government, wish to sincerely extend my heartfelt condolences and sympathy to my entire constituents over the recent heinous attack by Boko Haram insurgents, which occurred on 2nd September 2022.
“Ngulde ward is one of the strongest communities in Askira-Uba local government that gave me the mandate in the last local government election to represent them. Since then, I have been enjoying their solidarity and support, hence I felt deeply shocked to share the grief of this latest attack when most of my people were busy tapping from this year’s farming season.
“The attack, which occurred in the early hours of Friday, September 2, 2022, after fajir prayers, claimed four lives and left many with injuries, while properties and businesses worth millions of naira were also destroyed and carted away by the insurgents.”
“Already, I have informed the Deputy speaker Borno State House of Assembly Rt Hon. Abdullahi Askira, on the unfortunate attack. He promised to convey it to the Executive Governor professor Babagana Umara Zulum for necessary action.”
When contacted, Borno State Deputy Speaker, who is also representing the Askira-Uba constituency, Abdullahi Askira, confirmed the incident.