Unknown gunmen on Friday morning attacked a mosque in Ughelli, Delta state, South-South Nigeria, injuring about 11 worshippers.
Global News Nigeria learned that the attack occurred at about 6:12 am when some Muslim faithful were holding their morning prayers (Fajr) at the Central Mosque, located along Okoroda street in Ughelli.
Many residents were shaken by the gunshots followed by cries of distress from persons inside the mosque.
“The attack happened this morning at about 6 am. We heard shootings at the mosque.
“Because of fear, many people in my compound were frightened, and we remained inside, only peeping through our windows.
“As the shooting lasted, we heard loud cries from some worshippers inside the mosque,” a resident, simply identified as Larry, said.
The motive of the attackers is not yet clear.
When contacted, the Delta State police spokesperson, Bright Edafe, confirmed the attack. He also said that investigation has commenced and promised that security agents will soon arrest the attackers.