At least 18 worshipers have been killed and several others injured when gunmen opened fire on a mosque in Nigeria

Abuja: Gunmen opened fire on a mosque in Nigeria, killing 18 worshipers and injuring several others.

According to foreign media reports, terrorist attacks have been going on in the African country of Nigeria for the past several years, in which hundreds of civilians have lost their lives.

A recent terrorist attack at a mosque in the Maza Koka area of ​​Bajaur Province when citizens were offering Fajr prayers when gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on worshipers, killing 18 worshipers and injuring several others.

Police said that the terrorists also took seven people hostage while the surrounding places and objects were severely damaged.

Police officer Mande Qarias said security forces retaliated by attacking the terrorists and rendering an attacker helpless.

According to media reports, the administration has banned motorcycles in some cities due to the increasing activities of motorcycle gunmen in Nigeria.

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