Terrorists believed to be Boko Haram insurgents have attacked a mosque, killing the Chief Imam and three others in Borno.
Many other persons were left injured in the attack that took place on Friday, in Ngulde community of Askira-Uba Local Government Area.
The terrorists numbering about 20 were said to have carried out the attack in the early hours as they opened fire on the worshippers, who had just concluded their Fajir prayers.
Livestock and foodstuff were also looted by the terrorists, who set ablaze two vehicles in the community located near Sambisa forest.
Confirming the attack, the Borno State Deputy Speaker, said;
“Yes, I received a distress call yesterday that some terrorists invaded Ngulde community and killed three persons on the spot, while one other person died on the way to Garkida hospital where the injured ones were rushed for treatment.
“The insurgents, numbering about 20, invaded the community at about 6:30 am and asked for the whereabouts or house of the chairman of the local hunters/vigilantes.
“Without proper satisfaction, they went straight to some worshippers who had finished their Fajir prayers at the Mosque and opened fire, which led to the killing of three persons at the spot, including the Chief Imam of Gima unit.
“A victim who sustained various degrees of injuries died on the way to Garkida general hospital.
“They did not stop at that, as they looted foodstuff, livestock, after setting ablaze two vehicles.