Gunmen yesterday night attacked worshippers in Potiskum during the dusk prayer (Maghrib), killing two. Those killed were said to be the brother and the driver of the Shiite leader, Malam Mustapha Lawan Nasidi.
The deceased are Malam Mukhtar Lawan Nasidi and Malam Audu. Many people were also reportedly injured in the attack.
Daily Trust gathered that the gang came to the mosque in four vehicles and opened fire at worshippers.
“I believe Malam was their target but Allah protected him and we pray for the souls of those killed and for quick recovery of those injured,” Malam Musa, who was also injured, said.
He said the attack might not be unconnected with the repeated condemnation of killings of innocent lives by the scholar.
A senior police officer, who spoke in confidence, said, “We received signal on what happened even though there was no detail on how the attack was carried out but we learnt that two people died.”