Reuters news agency quoted eyewitnesses as saying that the attackers arrived at the Maza Coca gathering in the Machigo local government area, headed to a mosque, and shot the worshipers.
18 people were killed in a mosque in northern Nigeria by armed men.
Reuters quoted eyewitnesses as saying that the attackers arrived at the Maza Coca gathering in the Machigo local government area, headed to the mosque, and shot the worshipers.
She noted that the militants kidnapped more than 20 people during the attack.
The northwestern regions of Nigeria have witnessed attacks by militants, which have killed and kidnapped hundreds of residents since the beginning of this year, and the “Boko Haram” group took control of a number of countries in Niger State, and offered money to the local population in exchange for recruiting young people to fight against the government.
On October 10, the office of the governor of Sokoto state in northern Nigeria said that gunmen had killed at least 30 people in an armed attack that lasted several hours.
State Governor Aminu Waziri Tambowal said in a statement that the attack “began at a weekly market in Goroneo”.
This comes after at least 20 people were killed in the state when armed men attacked a market and burned cars.
Militants in northwestern Nigeria have killed dozens of people and kidnapped hundreds for ransom over the past year, which represents a security crisis that the government is trying to solve through military operations and police reinforcement.
It is reported that the Sokoto regions, like other neighboring states in the northwestern part of the country, are subject to a communications ban as part of a security operation, in order to prevent armed gangs from completing their operations.