At least 18 people have been reportedly killed as terrorists group invaded Maza-Kuka Community, Mashegu Local Government Area of Niger State, North Central Nigeria in the early hours of Monday.
Dailytrust reported that the terrorists upon arrival into the community on motorcycles went straight to the mosque and murdered the victims who were observing the early morning muslim prayers.
The victims were reported to have been shot dead at closed range while many others were injured. The terrorists also kidnapped 13 people.
The attack is coming amid a network shutdown ongoing in some parts of the state, a measure the government claimed is to curtail activities of terrorists operating in the region.
It would be recalled that one February 17, a student was killed while 27 students were abducted after daredevil terrorists attacked a government owned science College in the town of kagara in the state.