Their bullets and bombs are for all who don’t follow Islam 101, deviating (ignoring violent and intolerant passages) is not an option.
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Suspected Islamic militants gunned down 44 people praying at a mosque in northeast Nigeria, two security agents said Monday, the latest in a slew of violence blamed on religious extremists in this country.
The slayings occurred Sunday morning at a mosque in Konduga town, some 35 kilometers (22 miles) outside Maiduguri, the capital of Nigeria’s Borno state.
A state security service agent and a member of a civilian vigilante group working with the military said Monday they counted the bodies at the mosque after the attack. Usman Musa of the civilian group says four of its vigilantes were also killed when they responded to calls for help.