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9 workers butchered at Nigeria mosque
Shehu of Borno Central Mosque is still under construction for the past 20 years in Maiduguri, northeastern Nigeria, on May 11, 2012.
Shehu of Borno Central Mosque is still under construction for the past 20 years in Maiduguri, northeastern Nigeria, on May 11, 2012.
Tue Jul 3, 2012 8:52AM
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Unknown assailants have slit the throats of nine construction workers at a mosque in the northeastern Nigeria city of Maiduguri, the Army says.


The men, who were working on the Shehu of Borno Central Mosque in the city, were butchered at about 01:45 a.m. local time (0045 GMT) on Monday, said a statement from the Nigerian military’s Joint Task Force (JTF), AFP reported.

"JTF troops rushed to the area/compound and saw the dead bodies and they were deposited at the mortuary Borno State Specialist Hospital," the statement added.

No further details have surfaced regarding the victims, and no one has yet claimed responsibility for the bloodshed.

The Army has blamed the attack on “terrorists,” without naming any party in particular.

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