Secretary to the State Government SSG in Niger State, Ahmed Ibrahim Matane has confirmed the killing of sixteen persons by gunmen at a mosque in the early hours of Monday.
It was gathered that the incident happened at Maza-Kuka in Mashegu local government council of the State.
According to Matane, the gunmen also attacked Kaboji village, where one person was killed.
He said the State Government had already dispatched a team of military personnel to the area to trail the bandits who fled into the forest.
Also confirming the incidence Chairman of the Area Alhassan Isa said one of the injured persons in critical condition has been referred to Minna, General Hospital for medical treatment.