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Anambra: Gunman kills 8, injures 18 in church attack

The Anambra State Police command has confirmed that a gunmen attacked St. Philip Catholic Church, Ozubulu, Ekwusigo Local Government Area on Sunday.

According to the Police, 8 worshippers were killed, while 18 others were injured.

Commissioner of Police, Mr Garba Umar, said the remains of the dead had been deposited at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital Nnewi.

Umar also said that the injured were taken to the hospital.
He said investigations showed that the attack was executed by a native.
“From our findings, it is very clear that the person who carried the attack must be an indigene of the area.

“We gathered that worshippers for 6 o’clock Sunday mass at St. Philip Ozobulu were in the service when a gunman dressed in black attire covering his face with a cap entered the church and moved straight to a particular direction and opened fire.

“The man after shooting at his targeted victims still went on a shooting spree, killing and wounding other worshippers,’’ he said.

Umar said the police already learnt that the attack followed a quarrel between two natives of Ozubulu residing overseas.

He added: “Such conduct shows the people behind the act do not fear God.’’

He said the police had launched a manhunt on those behind the act and gave an assurance that everybody behind the act would be brought to justice.

(Source: YNaija)

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