Shia Cleric’s Brother Martyred in a attack on a Mosque in Nigeria
Local sources say two people were killed in the attack. The attack took place in the northeastern Potiskum city outside the home of a cleric who leads the Sunday evening prayers.
According to locals, this cleric was present at the scene of the shooting but was unharmed in the attack.
The Nigerian Army has rejected reports that this cleric was present at the scene of the attack.
The cleric has gained popularity for criticizing the Boko Haram Islamists.
The religious leader is also known to have criticized the Nigerian Army for its handling of a recent attack on the city’s cattle market, which left at least 34 dead.
According to one of the locals, the gunmen, who were in four vehicles, appeared to want to assassinate the cleric but instead killed his brother, who resembles the religious leader, and his driver.
According to another one of the locals the assailants fled in their cars after opening fire on worshipers.
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