Kaduna State : Dogon Dawa village , Sunday, Oct. 14
Twenty people were shot dead by robbers who opened fire on a group leaving a mosque in northern Nigeria, , said a military spokesman. The Kaduna state, where Christians and Muslims live together, has been the scene of sectarian violence in recent months.
The Islamist group Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for suicide attacks against three churches in June, which led retaliation Christians during which dozens of people were killed. Christians were also killed by Muslims.
Lieutenant Colonel Sani Usman explained that the shooting, which occurred outside the mosque in the village of Dogon Dawa, in Kaduna State, was a retaliatory action bandits who had been driven in a first time by residents. But Lieutenant Colonel Usman said that the shooting of Dogon Dawa was due to a conflict between the "bandits" a vigilante group in the village.
The thieves had tried to rob the inhabitants during the week but was postponed. They returned on Sunday in the village and made a "revenge," said military spokesman. "This is clearly a case of robbery," he simply replied , when asked whether the incident was a religious dimension.