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One killed, others injured as masquerade attacks mosque in Osogbo

An altercation which took place at a mosque in Osogbo, Osun State capital has led to the death of at least one person.

Daily Trust reported that one Moshood Salawudeen was killed after a masquerade and its followers attacked worshippers within the compound the mosque is situated in.

The attackers who passed through Oluode Aranyin’s compound (where the mosque is located), carried out the act while worshippers were observing prayer under a canopy on Sunday June 27.

Chief Imam of the mosque, Alhaji Quoseem Yunus who confirmed there was no previous disagreement between the worshippers and masquerade, said windows and doors of the mosque were destroyed in the attack.

Yunus said the masquerade and his followers had initially passed through the area without attacking the worshippers, but reappeared while they were observing prayers. Those who sustained injuries are currently being treated at State Hospital, Osogbo, while the remains of the deceased have been deposited at a morgue.

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