There was pandemonium at Aleluya Estate in Osogbo, Osun State, yesterday when a drunk security guard shot at Muslims going to mosque for early morning prayers.
One of the victims, Alhaji Lukman Olaniyi, said they were going to the mosque at about 5:40am when they heard several gunshots. He said the guard was trailing them.
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“The man wanted to kill us. We were just going to mosque when we saw him. He faced us with a gun and he shot at us. We ran away and he followed us. God just saved us because he attempted to kill us” another victim said
The spokesperson of the state police command, Folasade Odoro, who confirmed the incident said investigation revealed that the shooter was a security guard and that he was drunk and intoxicated.
This attack comes a few days after about 49 Muslims were killed at Christchurch Mosque in New Zealand by gunmen.