- A recent report indicates that attacks by terrorists have continued in some communities within the northern region
- Gunmen suspected to be bandits killed three worshippers on Tuesday, April 5, during Iftar in Bali local government area of Taraba
- The assailants abducted an unspecified number of persons from the mosque and whisked them to an unknown location
Baba Juli, Taraba state - A reported attack by terrorists at a mosque in Bali local government area of Taraba state has led to the death of three people.
Daily Trust reported that the suspects numbering about 50 attacked while worshippers were breaking their fast on Tuesday, April 5, at Baba Juli village.
An unspecified number of worshippers were abducted from the mosque and taken to an unknown location.
DSP Usman Abdullahi, the Taraba state police spokesperson while confirming the incident said he was waiting for more details from the divisional office.
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A resident who spoke without revealing his name said the attack took them by surprise, adding there was nothing they could do to counter the terrorists. The villager noted that they were about to break their fast when they started hearing gunshots.
Speaking further, he said three persons were killed inside the mosque while many villagers were abducted.
Tension in Kaduna as terrorists attack military base, kill soldiers
Legit.ng previously reported that an attack on a military base in Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state led to the killing of 11 soldiers by terrorists.
The attack was carried out by the gunmen who invaded the facility in their numbers while engaging the troops in a fierce gun battle.
Some sources within the military who spoke on the incident said the terrorists came on motorcycles and carried heavy weapons including rocket-propelled grenades (RPG).
Abuja-Kaduna train: Governor El-Rufai reveals identity of attackers
Meanwhile, in the wake of the Abuja, Kaduna train attack on Monday evening, March 28, Governor Nasir El-Rufai had identified those responsible for the tragic incident.
The Kaduna state governor revealed that the attack on the train was carried out by Boko Haram terrorists in collaboration with some bandits operating in Kaduna, Zamfara, Niger, Sokoto, and Kebbi states.
He made the assertions on Friday, April 1, after updating President Muhammadu Buhari on security developments in his state.