Masquerade Attacks Mosque in Osogbo, Nine Injured and One Dead

A masquerade and his followers were passing through the Oluode Aranyin’s compound, Oshogbo in Osun State where a mosque is located. The worshippers were having prayers under a canopy close to the mosque when the masquerade and his followers attacked them.

It was revealed that; Moshood Salawudeen one of the victim was shot dead, while nine other worshippers were injured when the incident happened. The windows and doors of the mosque were damaged.

The Chief Imam of the mosque, Alhaji Quoseem Yunus, in a chat on Monday said:

“There was no previous disagreement with the masquerade, the masquerade and his followers had initially passed through the area without attacking the worshippers.”

He said: “We were outside our mosque, having special prayers on Sunday when the masquerade and his men appeared. Four policemen were with them.”

“They passed us by and moved down. They later returned to where we all sat and started pelting us with stones. They later shot at us and used machete on us. One person was killed. We have taken the corpse to UNIOSUN Teaching Hospital Morgue. Nine others are receiving treatment in other hospitals in Osogbo.”

As of the time of this report, Efforts to reach the Osun Police Command Public Relations Officer, Yemisi Opalola, proved abortive.

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