At least 11 people were injured on Friday when a mosque was attacked in Ughelli, Delta State.
Residents told the News Agency of Nigeria that the attack occurred at 6:47am on Friday morning while Muslim worshipers were performing morning prayers at the Central Mosque located on Okoroda Street in Ughelli.
Neighbors said they were awakened by gunshots and screams from the mosque, but were too scared to come out.
NAN reports that Delta State police spokesperson Bright Edafe confirmed the attack saying 11 worshipers were injured.
According to residents, three persons were abducted by armed men who are unknown at the time of filing this report.
Mr. Edafe said the police have started investigating the incident.
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British High Commissioner to Nigeria Catriona Laing condemned the attack in a tweet on Saturday, describing it in the “strongest terms” as an act of violence.
“Very disturbing and sad news from Delta State about an attack on a mosque in Ughelli. We condemn this act of violence in the strongest terms. Our thoughts are with all those affected,” he tweeted.
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