Gunmen kill three in central Nigeria mosque attack

Kogi State Police Commissioner Muhammed Katsina said that there was a fresh attack yesterday at a mosque in Okene.

Gunmen kill three in central Nigeria mosque attack

World Bulletin / News Desk

Gunmen killed three people in an attack on a mosque in the Nigerian town of Okene on Tuesday, a day after 19 were killed in gunfire at a church in the same town in a new outbreak of sectarian violence in central Nigeria, police said on Wednesday.

"There was a fresh attack yesterday at a mosque in Okene. Two soldiers died and another person inthe crossfire," Kogi State Police Commissioner Muhammed Katsina told Reuters.

Kogi State Governor Idris Wada ordered an all-night curfew in Okene and surrounding areas in an effort to stem the violence.

 

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