October 14, 2012 / 10:57 AM / 5 years ago

Gunmen kill 20 at mosque in northern Nigeria

KADUNA, Oct 14 (Reuters) - Gunmen opened fire on Muslim worshippers as they were leaving a mosque in northern Nigeria on Sunday, killing at least 20 people, a local official said.

The attack happened in a remote village called Dogo Dawa, in Kaduna state, said Abdullahi Muhammad, the traditional ruler and councillor of Birnin Gwari, a local government area next door to the village.

The state police commissioner Olufemi Adenaike confirmed the incident, but did not give a death toll.

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