At least twenty persons have been killed in a mosque in Buni Gari in Gujba local government area of Yobe State, when gunmen suspected to belong to the Boko Haram sect launched an attack during the early morning prayer.
The attack reportedly took place around 5:00am, just as the prayer started with the insurgens mindlessly shooting at the worshippers from close range.
According to eyewitnesses, the insurgents also went on to destroying houses and shops while some residents of the town were equally killed in the shooting spree.
A source confirmed to journalists that at least 20 persons were killed, while 22 others who were injured are receiving treatment at a nearby hospital in Buni Yadi.
The source claimed that the attack went on for about an hour and that the insurgents had a field day as no one came to the rescue of the residents of the village.
Security authorities are yet to confirm the incident.