Attack on Mosque, 21 Confirmed Dead, Many Injured

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The Police Commissioner, Mr. Adenaike has confirmed to of the attack on a Mosque by unknown gunmen around 5:30 on the morning of Sunday October 14, 2012 in Dogondawa, a community in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area [LGA] of Kaduna State.

In confirming the attack, the police commissioner added that twenty one bodies have been confirmed dead while many more were reported to have sustained bullet wounds.

Independent inquiry by our correspondent gathered that the attack may have been a reprisal attack targeted against the local vigilante who had recently attacked their group.

The group is believed to have originated from Zamfara State where sources allege they [group] escaped from prison. From Zamfara, they recently moved to Birnin Gwari in Kaduna State.

Available information suggests that some of the men belonging to the group may have been killed in an earlier altercation with the local vigilante men.

Some within the police rank indicate that this morning’s attack to have been a revenge attack by the group.

But other sources within the Joint Task Force [JTF] based in Kaduna State expressed their unsettlement with the attack this morning. In their assessment, the attack may have been thee handiwork of the terrorist Islam group, the Boko Haram. They believe that the attack on the Mosque maybe designed to trigger other groups around the country to retaliate with the killing of Church goers.

So far, there has been no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.



  1. I pray that one day our nation will go back to its normal state,this instability will bring nothing more than hatred and crisis in our dear nation! May God come to our aid,amin!


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