A man, identified as Moshood Salawudeen, was reportedly shot dead, while nine others were injured when a masquerade and his followers, attacked worshippers in front of a mosque in Osogbo, the Osun State capital.
The masquerade and his followers were said to be passing through the Kamorudeen Central Mosque, in Oluode Aranyin’s compound, where the mosque is located at the time the worshippers were having prayers under a canopy near the mosque on Sunday when the incident happened.
The attackers were also said to have damaged the windows and doors of the mosque.
The Chief Imam of the mosque, Alhaji Quoseem Yunus, told newsmen on Monday that there was no previous disagreement with the masquerade, adding that the team had initially passed through the area without attacking the worshippers.
He said: “We were outside our mosque, having special prayers on Sunday when the masquerade and his men appeared. Four policemen were with them.
“They passed us by and moved down. They later returned to where we all sat and started pelting us with stones. They later shot at us and used machete on us. One person was killed. We have taken the corpse to UNIOSUN Teaching Hospital morgue. Nine others are receiving treatment in other hospitals in Osogbo.”