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Sunday, 6 August 2017

Graphic Photo: Many feared dead, others injured as gunmen invade church during worship in Anambra

Scores were on Sunday (today) killed and at the least 18 injured  as gunmen invaded a church,  St. Philips Catholic Church in Ozubulu located in Ekusigo Local Government Area of Anambra state.


The identity of the attackers and their motive have not been established but security operatives are said to have swung into action to unravel the mystery behind the incident.

The state governor, Willie Obiano, has called for calm when he visited the scene of the attack to commiserate with the parishioners.

Governor Obiano condemned the attack and promised to ensure that the culprits are brought to justice.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Garba Baba Umar, also confirmed the attack to the media.

A witness said some gunmen, who concealed their identities with masks, broke into the church around 6am when the first mass service was holding.

He said the gunmen then went on rampage and “shot at the remaining worshippers numbering over 100”.

The source reportedly said some worshippers who were critically injured died on their way to the Nnamdi Azikiwe Teaching Hospital in Nnewi, the state capital.

Security personnel have cordoned off the church, which has since been deserted by worshippers.

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