Gunmen attack worshippers at a mosque in Delta during morning prayers


About 11 worshippers were injured after gunmen attacked a mosque in Ughelli, Delta state on Friday morning,  December 2.

The attack took place around 6:47am after some worshippers showed up for prayers at the central mosque, located along Okoroda street in Ughelli.

There was pandemonium in the community as the gunmen shot sporadically during the attack.

Bright Edafe, Delta police spokesperson who confirmed the incident, disclosed that 11 worshippers were injured. He however did not confirm if any worshipper was abducted.

Edafe said;

“I just called the DPO at Ughelli and he confirmed to me that 11 persons were injured in the attack at the mosque.

“However, the police have commenced investigation into the incident and we will update you as we work to unravel the culprits.

“For now, no arrest has been made but I can assure you that we will get those involved.”